pineal


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to pineal: pineal eye, pineal cyst, pineal tumor

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 periodicals archive ?
In animals it is produced by the pineal gland located in the lower back part of the brain.
Normally, the body's pineal gland releases melatonin in the hours leading up to bed.
El mensaje luminoso entra a traves de la retina, que se conecta con la glandula pineal (principal mediador del ritmo anual y del circadiano, el que dura cerca de un dia), que ademas esta conectada con el nucleo supraquiasmatico.
SAD is thought to be related to the pineal gland, which is located deep in the center of the brain and acts like a light meter, receiving ambient light via the eyes.
Melatonin was first described in 1958 by dermatologist, Aaron Lerner, as a hormone produced by the pineal gland from the essential amino acid tryptophan (N-acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine).
In vertebrates, the pineal gland is a neuroendocrine organ that converts environmental photoperiodic information into biochemical messenger encoding darkness--melatonin (N-acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine).
You may have noticed a great deal of discussion on the internet (especially on YouTube) about the nature, function and characteristics of the pineal gland-the latest endocrine gland identified by medical science.
Melatonin is synthesized and released into the circulation and especially into cerebrospinal fluid by the pineal gland in a circadian rhythm9.
When worn with the extra lens right in front of the pineal gland wearers are sending a message to others about what's important.
As daylight fades, the pineal gland produces a hormone called melatonin, which peaks at night and switches off again as day dawns.
Melatonin is a hormone naturally produced by the pineal gland in the brain.
1) One of the mechanisms by which fluoride insults the brain is by its accumulation in the calcified pineal gland.