- one of the mineral nodules in an amygdaloid.
Also a·myg·dale [uh-mig-deyl] /əˈmɪg deɪl/.
Origin of amygdule
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- a vesicle in a volcanic rock, formed from a bubble of escaping gas, that has become filled with light-coloured minerals, such as quartz and calciteAlso called: amygdule (əˈmɪɡdjuːl)
Word Origin for amygdale
C19: from Greek: almond
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