putamen

[ pyoo-tey-min ]
/ pyuˈteɪ mɪn /
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noun, plural pu·tam·i·na [pyoo-tam-uh-nuh] /pyuˈtæm ə nə/.

Botany. a hard or stony endocarp, as a peach stone.
a shell membrane.

Nearby words

  1. put-out,
  2. put-put,
  3. put-up,
  4. put-up job,
  5. put-upon,
  6. putangitangi,
  7. putative,
  8. putative marriage,
  9. putatively,
  10. putin

Origin of putamen

1820–30; < Latin putāmen, equivalent to putā(re) to prune, clean + -men resultative suffix

Related formspu·tam·i·nous [pyoo-tam-uh-nuh s] /pyuˈtæm ə nəs/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for putamen

putamen

/ (pjuːˈteɪmɛn) /

noun plural -tamina (-ˈtæmɪnə)

the hard endocarp or stone of fruits such as the peach, plum, and cherry

Word Origin for putamen

C19: from Latin: clippings, from putāre to prune

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Medicine definitions for putamen

putamen

[ pyōō-tāmən ]

n.

The outer, larger, and darker gray of the three portions into which the lentiform nucleus of the brain is divided.

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