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putamen

[pyoo-tey-min] /pyuˈteɪ mɪn/
noun, plural putamina
[pyoo-tam-uh-nuh] /pyuˈtæm ə nə/ (Show IPA)
1.
Botany. a hard or stony endocarp, as a peach stone.
2.
a shell membrane.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; < Latin putāmen, equivalent to putā(re) to prune, clean + -men resultative suffix
Related forms
putaminous
[pyoo-tam-uh-nuh s] /pyuˈtæm ə nəs/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for putaminous

putamen

/pjuːˈteɪmɛn/
noun (pl) -tamina (-ˈtæmɪnə)
1.
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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putaminous in Medicine

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

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