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pineal body

noun
1.
(formerly) the pineal gland.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40
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British Dictionary definitions for pineal body

pineal gland

noun
1.
a pea-sized organ in the brain, situated beneath the posterior part of the corpus callosum, that secretes melatonin into the bloodstream Technical names epiphysis, epiphysis cerebri
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pineal body in Medicine

pineal body n.
A small, unpaired, flattened glandular structure lying in the depression between the two superior colliculi of the brain and secreting the hormone melatonin. Also called conarium, epiphysis, pineal gland.

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