nounpl. -·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 putāmen that which falls off in pruning, shell, husk from putāre to prune ; see pau-2 in Indo-European roots.
of a peach