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  • (medical) The region of the brain, located in the medial temporal lobe, believed to play a key role in the emotions, such as fear and pleasure, in animals and humans.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



||A*myg"da*la (&adot;*m&ibreve;g"d&adot;*l&adot;), n.; pl. -læ (-lē). [L., an almond, fr. Gr. 'amygda`lh. See Almond.] 1. An almond.

2. (Anat.) (a) One of the tonsils of the pharynx. (b) One of the rounded prominences of the lower surface of the lateral hemispheres of the cerebellum, each side of the vallecula.

||A*myg"da*la (&adot;*m&ibreve;g"d&adot;*l&adot;), n.; pl. -læ (-lē). [L., an almond, fr. Gr. 'amygda`lh. See Almond.] 1. An almond.

2. (Anat.) (a) One of the tonsils of the pharynx. (b) One of the rounded prominences of the lower surface of the lateral hemispheres of the cerebellum, each side of the vallecula.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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