Meaning of amygdala

a•myg•da•la

Pronunciation: (u-mig'du-lu), [key]
— pl. -lae
  1. an almond-shaped part, as a tonsil.
  2. a ganglion of the limbic system adjoining the temporal lobe of the brain and involved in emotions of fear and aggression.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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