from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A volcanic rock containing many amygdules.
- adjective Shaped like an almond.
- adjective Anatomy Of or relating to the amygdala.
- adjective Resembling a volcanic rock that contains many amygdules.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Pertaining to or resembling amygdaloid.
- Pertaining to the amygdalæ; tonsilar.
- noun The name given by geologists to igneous rocks or lavas of various composition, of which the most obvious external feature is that they have an amygdaloidal structure. (See
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Almond-shaped.
- adjective Pertaining to, or having the nature of, the rock amygdaloid.
- noun (Min.) A variety of trap or basaltic rock, containing small cavities, occupied, wholly or in part, by nodules or geodes of different minerals, esp. agates, quartz, calcite, and the zeolites. When the imbedded minerals are detached or removed by decomposition, it is porous, like lava.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective Shaped like an
- noun A variety of trap or
basalticrock, containing small cavities, occupied, wholly or in part, by nodulesor geodesof different minerals, especially agates, quartz, calcite, and the zeolites. When the imbeddedminerals are detached or removed by decomposition, it is porous, like lava.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun volcanic rock in which rounded cavities formed by expanding gas have subsequently become filled with mineral deposits
- adjective shaped like an almond
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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The specific binding of [(125)I]RTI 55 to the DA transporter, [(3)H]SCH 23390 to the D1 receptor and [(125)I]epidepride to D2/D3 receptors were measured in the right amygdaloid complex in postmortem brains from 11 subjects with major depression and 11 matched control subjects.
The binding of [(125)I]RTI 55 to DA transporter was significantly lower in the basal and central amygdaloid nuclei, whereas the binding of [(125)I]epidepride to D2/D3 receptors was significantly higher in the basal, central, and lateral amygdaloid nuclei in major depression compared with control subjects.
We spent forty-two and a half hours, paddling at the rate of five miles an hour, in coming from Linyanti to the confluence; there we found a dike of amygdaloid lying across the Leeambye.
This amygdaloid with analami and mesotype contains crystals, which the water gradually dissolves, leaving the rock with a worm-eaten appearance.
The gray matter of the caudate nucleus bends upon itself, and its other end is the amygdaloid nucleus ( "almond-shaped," again because of its shape).
Florida levels, still lingers; and presently, amid bits of syenite, volcanic tuff and scoria, she has found this nodule of amygdaloid.
Like the chlorastrolites, they result from the weathering of the amygdaloid rock, in which they occur as small nodules, and in the same manner are sold by jewelers in the cities bordering on Lake
TETZONTLI, porous amygdaloid lava, a stone much used for building in
She listens as to a fairy tale, and then I tell her of the stellar crystals concealed in the rough crust of the amygdaloid.
A nodule of amygdaloid, a coarse pebble enveloped in a whitish semi-crystalline paste, lies on the table before me.