amygdala

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English[edit]

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Location of the amygdala in the human brain (region of the brain).

Etymology[edit]

Because of its shape, from Latin amygdala (almond), from Ancient Greek ἀμυγδάλη (amugdálē, almond).

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Noun[edit]

amygdala (plural amygdalas or amygdalae)

  1. (anatomy) 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 both animals and humans.
    • 2009 February 12, David Brooks, “The Worst-Case Scenario”, New York Times:
      Cognitive scientists distinguish between normal risk-assessment decisions, which activate the reward-prediction regions of the brain, and decisions made amid extreme uncertainty, which generate activity in the amygdala.

Holonyms[edit]

  • (region of the brain): brain

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Czech[edit]

Noun[edit]

amygdala f

  1. amygdala

Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

amygdala f (genitive amygdalae); first declension

  1. almond tree

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative amygdala amygdalae
genitive amygdalae amygdalārum
dative amygdalae amygdalīs
accusative amygdalam amygdalās
ablative amygdalā amygdalīs
vocative amygdala amygdalae

Noun[edit]

amygdala

  1. nominative plural of amygdalum
  2. accusative plural of amygdalum
  3. vocative plural of amygdalum