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amygdaloid

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Adjective, Noun
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CIDE DICTIONARY

amygdaloidn. [Gr. almond + -oid: cf. F. amygdaloïde.].
     A variety of trap or basaltic rock, containing small cavities, occupied, wholly or in part, by nodules or geodes of different minerals, esp. agates, quartz, calcite, and the zeolites. When the imbedded minerals are detached or removed by decomposition, it is porous, like lava.  [1913 Webster]
amygdaloida. 
  •  Almond-shaped.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Pertaining to, or having the nature of, the rock amygdaloid.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

amygdaloid, adj. shaped like an almond.

Idiom
amygdaloid nucleus a roughly almond-shaped mass of grey matter deep inside each cerebral hemisphere, associated with the sense of smell.
Etymology
L amygdala f. Gk amugdale almond

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