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[pyoo-tey-min] /pyuˈteɪ mɪn/
noun, plural putamina
[pyoo-tam-uh-nuh] /pyuˈtæm ə nə/ (Show IPA)
Botany. a hard or stony endocarp, as a peach stone.
a shell membrane.
Origin of putamen
1820-30; < Latin putāmen, equivalent to putā(re) to prune, clean + -men resultative suffix
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[pyoo-tam-uh-nuh s] /pyuˈtæm ə nəs/ (Show IPA),
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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.
British Dictionary definitions for putamen


noun (pl) -tamina (-ˈtæmɪnə)
the hard endocarp or stone of fruits such as the peach, plum, and cherry
Word Origin
C19: from Latin: clippings, from putāre to prune
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putamen in Medicine

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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