Definitions for "Putamen"
The shell of a nut; the stone of a drupe fruit. See Endocarp.
A part of the brain, one of the three major areas that make up the basal ganglia, an area deep in the brain that organizes motor behavior.
The thalamic nucleus involved in the integration of sensory information prior to projection to the cerebral hemispheres.
Keywords:  puto, pruning, falls, off
from L. puto, to prune. That which falls off in pruning.