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n. pl. pu·tam·i·na (-tăm′ə-nə)
1. The hard endocarp of certain fruits; pyrene.
2. The reddish, outermost, and largest of the three portions into which the lentiform nucleus of the brain is divided.

[Latin putāmen, that which falls off in pruning, shell, husk, from putāre, to prune; see pau- in Indo-European roots.]


n, pl -tamina (-ˈtæmɪnə)
(Botany) the hard endocarp or stone of fruits such as the peach, plum, and cherry
[C19: from Latin: clippings, from putāre to prune]
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Noun1.putamen - the outer reddish part of the lenticular nucleus
basal ganglion - any of several masses of subcortical grey matter at the base of each cerebral hemisphere that seem to be involved in the regulation of voluntary movement
lenticular nucleus, lentiform nucleus - a basal ganglion shaped like a lens and including the outer reddish putamen and the inner pale yellow pallidum
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This common sense leads to the perception that these effects are extensive to the weight of fruits, putamens, number of putamens per fruit, pulp weight, among others.
The physical characteristics analyzed were: total fruit weight (MTF); weight of the external mesocarp (MME); number of putamens per fruit (NP); total weight of putamens (MTP); mean weight of putamens (MMP); total pulp weight (MTPL) and average pulp weight (MMPL) - evaluated in grams.
In addition to the pulp, a greater amount of putamens per fruit makes it more attractive due to the greater number of almonds, commonly used for fresh fruit consumption and in the manufacture of flour, oil, among others.
In addition, seven gross subcortical ROIs were rated: the anterior cingulate gyrus (BAs 25, 32, 33, and the anterior aspect of BA 24); the left and right insula; the left and right caudate nuclei; and the left and right putamens.
The two comparison group concentration decreases were in the left caudate and right putamen.
They're checking the Blue Devils' putamens right now.
Pelo fato de ser uma especie nao domesticada, observa-se grande variacao entre matrizes para algumas caracteristicas fisicas nos frutos, como tamanho, coloracao, numero de putamens por fruto, peso de putamens e de suas respectivas polpas.
As variaveis fisicas avaliadas foram: Peso Total do Fruto (PTF); Peso do Mesocarpo Externo por fruto (PME); Peso dos Putamens por fruto (PTP); Numero de Putamens por fruto (NP) e Peso Total de Polpa por fruto (PTPL).
Seu fruto, popularmente conhecido como pequi, e uma drupa contendo de um a quatro putamens em seu interior (CORREA et al.
A caracterizacao biometrica de frutos e putamens pode fornecer subsidios sobre a importancia da associacao da especie estudada com os fatores ambientais (CARDOSO; LOMONACO, 2003).