Synonyms and Antonyms for amygdaloid-nucleus

1. amygdaloid nucleus (n.)

an almond-shaped neural structure in the anterior part of the temporal lobe of the cerebrum; intimately connected with the hypothalamus and the hippocampus and the cingulate gyrus; as part of the limbic system it plays an important role in motivation and emotional behavior


2. amygdaloid (adj.)

shaped like an almond

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3. amygdaloid (n.)

volcanic rock in which rounded cavities formed by expanding gas have subsequently become filled with mineral deposits


4. nucleus (n.)

a part of the cell containing DNA and RNA and responsible for growth and reproduction


5. nucleus (n.)

the positively charged dense center of an atom


6. nucleus (n.)

a small group of indispensable persons or things


7. nucleus (n.)

any histologically identifiable mass of neural cell bodies in the brain or spinal cord


8. nucleus (n.)

the central structure of the lens that is surrounded by the cortex


9. nucleus (n.)

(astronomy) the center of the head of a comet; consists of small solid particles of ice and frozen gas that vaporizes on approaching the sun to form the coma and tail