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pituitary

pi·tu·i·tar·y / pəˈt(y)oōəˌterē/ • n. (pl. -tar·ies) (in full pituitary gland or pituitary body) the major endocrine gland. A pea-sized body attached to the base of the brain, the pituitary is important in controlling growth and development and the functioning of the other endocrine glands. Also called hypophysis. • adj. of or relating to this gland.

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pituitary

pituitary mucous. XVII. — L. pītuītārius, f. pītuīta mucus, gum; see -ARY.

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