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pituitary

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adjective pi·tu·i·tary \pə-ˈtü-ə-ˌter-ē, -ˈtyü-\

Definition of PITUITARY

1
:  of or relating to the pituitary gland
2
:  caused or characterized by secretory disturbances of the pituitary gland <pituitary dwarfism>

Origin of PITUITARY

Latin pituita phlegm; from the former belief that the pituitary gland secreted phlegm — more at pip
First Known Use: 1615

2pituitary

noun

medical : a small organ in the brain that produces hormones and influences growth and development

plural pituitar·ies

Full Definition of PITUITARY

First Known Use of PITUITARY

1845

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