Pronunciation: ă-mig′dă-lă, -lē
- The lymphatic tonsils (pharyngeal, palatine, lingual, laryngeal, and tubal).
- General term used for the amygdaloid body [TA], which is thought to assess and assign emotional valence to somatic, visceral, and olfactory sensory input.
[L. fr. G. amygdalē, almond; in Mediev. & Mod. L., a tonsil]
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