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pituitary

pi·tu·i·tar·y

pituitary

 
pronunciation:
pih tu ih teI ri
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
inflections: pituitaries
definition 1: a small, two-lobed gland of vertebrates that is located at the base of the brain and produces important metabolic and developmental hormones; pituitary gland; hypophysis.
definition 2: any of several medicinal substances extracted from this gland.
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or concerning the pituitary gland.
definition 2: of, concerning, or denoting an abnormal condition characterized by excessive growth and caused by overproduction of hormones by the pituitary gland.
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