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pineal gland

n.
A small, cone-shaped organ in the brain of most vertebrates that secretes the hormone melatonin. Also called epiphysis, pineal body, pineal organ.

pineal gland

or

pineal body

n
(Anatomy) a pea-sized organ in the brain, situated beneath the posterior part of the corpus callosum, that secretes melatonin into the bloodstream. Technical names: epiphysis or epiphysis cerebri

pin′eal gland`


n.
a small, cone-shaped endocrine organ in the posterior forebrain, secreting melatonin and involved in biorhythms and gonadal development. Also called epiphysis.

pin·e·al gland

(pĭn′ē-əl, pī′nē-əl)
A small gland that is located near the brain and is involved in the regulation of hormones. In many animals, the pineal gland controls metabolism, hibernation, and sexual development.

pineal gland

An endocrine gland in the diencephalon. It produces melatonin.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pineal gland - a small endocrine gland in the brainpineal gland - a small endocrine gland in the brain; situated beneath the back part of the corpus callosum; secretes melatonin
ductless gland, endocrine gland, endocrine - any of the glands of the endocrine system that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream
Translations
epifýzašišinka
ZirbeldrüseEpiphyse
glándula pineal
käpyrauhanen
glande pinéale
ghiandola pineale
松果体
glandula pinealis
kankorėžinė liauka
epifyse
konglekjertelen
szyszynka
glândula pineal
šuškovité teliesko
tallkottkörteln
епіфіз

pineal gland

nZirbeldrüse f, → Epiphyse f (spec)