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pituitary body

noun
1.
(formerly) the pituitary gland.
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pituitary gland

noun
1.
the master endocrine gland, attached by a stalk to the base of the brain. Its two lobes (the adenohypophysis and neurohypophysis) secrete hormones affecting skeletal growth, development of the sex glands, and the functioning of the other endocrine glands Also called hypophysis, hypophysis cerebri See also adenohypophysis, neurohypophysis
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