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pin·e·al

 (pĭn′ē-əl, pī′nē-)
adj.
1. Having the form of a pine cone.
2. Of or relating to the pineal gland.

[French pinéal, from Latin pīnea, pine cone, from feminine of pīneus, of pine, from pīnus, pine tree; see peiə- in Indo-European roots.]

pineal

(ˈpɪnɪəl; paɪˈniːəl)
adj
1. (Botany) resembling a pine cone
2. (Anatomy) of or relating to the pineal gland
[C17: via French from Latin pīnea pine cone]

pin•e•al

(ˈpɪn i əl, ˈpaɪ ni-, paɪˈni-)

adj.
1. resembling a pine cone in shape.
2. of or pertaining to the pineal gland.
[1675–85; < New Latin pīneālis= Latin pīne(a) pine cone, n. use of feminine of pīneus of a pine tree (pīn(us) pine1 + -eus -eous) + -ālis -al1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.pineal - relating to the pineal body; "pineal hormone"
2.pineal - having the form of a pine cone
rounded - curving and somewhat round in shape rather than jagged; "low rounded hills"; "rounded shoulders"
Translations
käpyrauhanen

pin·e·al

a. pineal, en forma de piña o cono;
___ glandglándula ___

pineal

adj pineal
References in classic literature ?
A good deal more than a year ago, before anything was known of Lydgate's skill, the judgments on it had naturally been divided, depending on a sense of likelihood, situated perhaps in the pit of the stomach or in the pineal gland, and differing in its verdicts, but not the less valuable as a guide in the total deficit of evidence.
After making the greatest opposition between thought and extension, Descartes, like Plato, supposes them to be reunited for a time, not in their own nature but by a special divine act (compare Phaedrus), and he also supposes all the parts of the human body to meet in the pineal gland, that alone affording a principle of unity in the material frame of man.
The youngster - diagnosed with a cyst on her pineal gland, known as the 'third eye' - had around 16 inches lopped off her thick, dark brown hair.
A study published in the Journal of Pineal Research of postmenopausal women with osteopenia has shown that long-term treatment with melatonin, which naturally decreases in the body with age, can improve the density of bone at the neck of the femur, in proportion to the level of treatment.
This rhythm is regulated by the pineal gland, a neuro-endocrine organ located at the base of the brain.
Pinealocytes, the major cell of the pineal gland, produce melatonin in the brain and enterochromaffin cells, which are scattered throughout the surface of the GI tract, produce melatonin in the gut.
In which part of the body is the pineal gland located?
3) The SCN translates the retinal signal and passes it on to the pineal gland.
An unenhanced head computed tomography (CT) scan and subsequent gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a large midline mass centered in the pineal region with moderate to severe obstructive hydrocephalus (Figure 1).
Beth Frazer now hopes to raise PS150,000 for a trip to the US to see the world's leading experts on pineal cystic tumours.
Melatonin is a hormone secreted by the pineal gland in the levels and circadian rhythms on successful reproduction in females.
In human beings, it is produced in the pineal gland, which is located in the posterior part of the third ventricle of the brain.