putamen

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English[edit]

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Noun[edit]

putamen ‎(plural putamens or putamina)

  1. (anatomy) A round structure located at the base of the forebrain, regulating movement and learning.
    • 2009 February 6, Fiona McNab et al., “Changes in Cortical Dopamine D1 Receptor Binding Associated with Cognitive Training”, in Science[1], volume 323, number 5915, DOI:10.1126/science.1166102, pages 800-802:
      For calculation of D2 BP, bilateral caudate and putamen ROIs were defined anatomically.
  2. A hard, shell-like covering.
  3. (botany) The shell of a nut; the stone of a drupe fruit; endocarp.

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Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

putāmen n ‎(genitive putāminis); third declension

  1. cutting, clipping (that which is cut away)
  2. shell, peel (removed from eggs, vegetables etc.)

Inflection[edit]

Third declension neuter.

Case Singular Plural
nominative putāmen putāmina
genitive putāminis putāminum
dative putāminī putāminibus
accusative putāmen putāmina
ablative putāmine putāminibus
vocative putāmen putāmina

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