pineal-body

pineal body

noun
(formerly) the pineal gland.

Origin:
1830–40

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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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