amygdal

amygdal
amygdal /ə-migˈdəl/
noun (obsolete)
An almond
ORIGIN: L amygdala, from Gr amygdalē almond
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amygˈdala noun (pl amygˈdalae /-ē/) (zoology)
1. A lobe of the cerebellum
2. One of the palatal tonsils
amygdalāˈceous or amygˈdalate adjective
Related to the almond
amygˈdale /-dāl/ noun
An amygdule
amygˈdalin noun
A poisonous glucoside found in cherry kernels, bitter almonds, etc, at one time thought useful in treating cancer in the drug Laetrile
amygˈdaloid adjective
1. Almond-shaped
2. Having amygdules
noun
An igneous rock in which almond-shaped steam-cavities have been filled with minerals
amygdaloidˈal adjective
Having amygdules
Amygˈdalus noun
The almond genus, or section of Prunus
amygˈdule noun
A mineral-filled steam-cavity in a lava

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