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amygdaloid

[uh-mig-duh-loid] /əˈmɪg dəˌlɔɪd/
noun, Petrology
1.
a volcanic rock in which rounded cavities formed by the expansion of gas or steam have later become filled with deposits of various minerals.
adjective, Also, amygdaloidal
2.
(of rocks) containing amygdules.
4.
Anatomy. of or pertaining to an amygdala.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95; < Latin amygdal(a) almond + -oid
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British Dictionary definitions for amygdaloid

amygdaloid

/əˈmɪɡdəˌlɔɪd/
noun
1.
a volcanic igneous rock containing amygdales
adjective
2.
having the shape of an almond
3.
a less common form of amygdaloidal (sense 1)
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amygdaloid in Medicine

amygdaloid a·myg·da·loid (ə-mĭg'də-loid') or a·myg·da·loi·dal (ə-mĭg'də-loid'l)
adj.

  1. Shaped like an almond.

  2. Of or relating to an amygdala.

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