noun, plural putamina [pyoo-tam-uh-nuh] .
Botany. a hard or stony endocarp, as a peach stone.
a shell membrane.

1820–30; < Latin putāmen, equivalent to putā(re) to prune, clean + -men resultative suffix

putaminous [pyoo-tam-uh-nuhs] , adjective
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putamen (pjuːˈteɪmɛn)
n , pl -tamina
the hard endocarp or stone of fruits such as the peach, plum, and cherry
[C19: from Latin: clippings, from putāre to prune]

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putamen pu·ta·men (pyōō-tā'mən)
The outer, larger, and darker gray of the three portions into which the lentiform nucleus of the brain is divided.

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It is then continued downward into the roof of the inferior cornu, and ends in the putamen near the apex of the temporal lobe.
Additionally, the putamen and the caudate nucleus were not linked together.
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