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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
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Fluoride may also accumulate in a child's pineal gland, because significant amounts of calcification have been demonstrated in the pineals from young children.
The brain's pineal gland is the central structure in the circadian system that produces the hormone melatonin at night under the control of the SCN.
Researchers used computed tomography to examine the pineal glands in 279 memory clinic outpatients (AD: 155; other dementia: 25; mild cognitive impairment: 33; depression: 66) and 37 age-matched controls.
The fact that pineal calcification is significantly higher in patients with Alzheimer's disease should be a wake-up call to researchers, because the National Research Council (NRC) reported in 2006: "As with other calcifying tissues, the pineal gland can accumulate fluoride.
The pair cross-transplanted pineals between the brains of young and old mice.
He suspects that medicine will focus instead on melatonin supplements to compensate for aging pineals.
Secreted in larger animals by the pineal gland, located in the center of the brain, it is the chemical embodiment of night.