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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.
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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|Noun||1.||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