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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 ?
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.
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.
ESS showed that individuals with retina-only mutations had more daytime sleepiness than those who had mutations in their pineal glands (see Table 6).
Natural melatonin, which is extracted from animal, specifically bovine, pineal glands, is also available in the market.
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.
11) Researchers conducted an experiment in which they removed the pineal glands of rats to make them deficient in melatonin.
Exogenous melatonin may be chemically synthesised or produced from beef pineal glands.
Melatonin supplements are inexpensive, and easy to find in health food stores and pharmacies, but be sure the melatonin you buy is made in a laboratory and not extracted from the pineal glands of cows.
Immunohistochemical localization of gonadotropin and gonadal steroid receptors in human pineal glands.
The hypothalamus in the brain, the ovaries and the pineal glands all influence weight.
These observations, together with findings that rats kept in constant darkness have larger pineal glands and exhibit greater activity of the melatonin-forming enzyme (Geller 1971), suggest that the pineal gland and melatonin may play a role in determining diurnal drinking patterns.
In police mortuaries in South Africa, Scheper-Hughes said that eyes, heart valves, and pineal glands have been harvested from corpses of the poor without family consent, only to later appear at local transplant clinics.