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Meaning & Definition of Amygdala in English

English

Amygdala

/æmɪgdɑlə/

noun

1. 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
    synonym:
  • amygdala
  • ,
  • amygdaloid nucleus
  • ,
  • corpus amygdaloideum