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amygdule

[uh-mig-dool, -dyool] /əˈmɪg dul, -dyul/
noun, Petrology
1.
one of the mineral nodules in an amygdaloid.
Also, amygdale [uh-mig-deyl] /əˈmɪg deɪl/ (Show IPA).
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; amygd(ala) + -ule
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  • In this investigation the role of the hippocampus as well as the amygdale is investigated.
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amygdale

/əˈmɪɡdeɪl/
noun
1.
a vesicle in a volcanic rock, formed from a bubble of escaping gas, that has become filled with light-coloured minerals, such as quartz and calcite Also called amygdule (əˈmɪɡdjuːl)
Word Origin
C19: from Greek: almond
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