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Meaning of PITUITARY GLAND

Pronunciation:  pi'tooi`teree gland

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the master gland of the endocrine system; located at the base of the brain
 
 Synonyms: hypophysis, pituitary, pituitary body
 
 See Also: adenohypophysis, anterior pituitary, anterior pituitary gland, ductless gland, endocrine gland, hypophyseal stalk, neurohypophysis, pars nervosa, posterior pituitary, posterior pituitary gland

 

 

Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: gland at the base of the brain that secretes hormones and regulates and controls other hormone-secreting glands and many body processes, including reproduction.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: This pea-sized gland is located at the base of the brain and secretes hormones related to growth and sexual development.
 

 

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