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amygdaloid

[uh-mig-duh-loid]
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noun Petrology.
  1. a volcanic rock in which rounded cavities formed by the expansion of gas or steam have later become filled with deposits of various minerals.
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adjective Also a·myg·da·loi·dal.
  1. (of rocks) containing amygdules.
  2. almond-shaped.
  3. Anatomy. of or relating to an amygdala.
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Origin of amygdaloid

1785–95; < Latin amygdal(a) almond + -oid
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Examples from the Web for amygdaloidal

Historical Examples

  • I ascended one, and found it was capped with trap rock in amygdaloidal nodules.

    Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia

    Thomas Mitchell

  • Occasionally we meet with igneous rocks which are more or less vesicular and amygdaloidal throughout their entire mass.

    Geology

    James Geikie

  • It occurs in a series of amygdaloidal dolerites or diabases, and in the associated sandstones and conglomerates.

  • It may be traced for many miles, passing through the amygdaloidal and other traps of the hill called Normans Law.

  • They consist almost exclusively of greenstone, becoming, in a few instances, earthy and amygdaloidal.


British Dictionary definitions for amygdaloidal

amygdaloidal

adjective
  1. (of a volcanic rock) containing amygdales
  2. a less common form of amygdaloid (def. 2)
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amygdaloid

noun
  1. a volcanic igneous rock containing amygdales
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adjective
  1. having the shape of an almond
  2. a less common form of amygdaloidal (def. 1)
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amygdaloidal in Medicine

amygdaloid

(ə-mĭgdə-loid′)
adj.
  1. Shaped like an almond.
  2. Of or relating to an amygdala.
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