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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.

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Origin of putamen

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

OTHER WORDS FROM putamen

pu·tam·i·nous [pyoo-tam-uh-nuhs], /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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical 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.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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