amygdaloid nucleus

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amygdaloid nucleus n.
See amygdala.

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amygdaloid nucleus

noun
an almond-shaped neural structure in the anterior part of the temporal lobe of the cerebrum; intimately connected with the hypothalamus and the hippocampus and the cingulate gyrus; as part of the limbic system it plays an important role in motivation and emotional behavior [syn: amygdala
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