[uh-mig-dool, -dyool]

noun Petrology.

one of the mineral nodules in an amygdaloid.

Also a·myg·dale [uh-mig-deyl] /əˈmɪg deɪl/.

Origin of amygdule

First recorded in 1875–80; amygd(ala) + -ule Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for amygdale



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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