pl. -·ta′mens or -·tam′i·na
Anat. the outer portion of the corpus striatum: it is associated with movement and with such neurological disorders as Parkinson's disease
Origin of putamenModern Latin ; from L, that which falls off in pruning, waste ; from putare, to prune, cleanse: see pure
- The hard endocarp of certain fruits; pyrene.
- The reddish, outermost, and largest of the three portions into which the lentiform nucleus of the brain is divided.
Origin of putamenLatin putamen, that which falls off in pruning, shell, husk, from putare, to prune; see pau-2 in Indo-European roots.
of a peach