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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.
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 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.