Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary
1

pituitary

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

Definition of pituitary

  1. 1 :  of or relating to the pituitary gland

  2. 2 :  caused or characterized by secretory disturbances of the pituitary gland <pituitary dwarfism>




2

pituitary

noun pi·tu·i·tary

Simple Definition of pituitary

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

Full Definition of pituitary

plural pituitar·ies

1845

First Known Use of pituitary

1845


Learn More about pituitary


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up pituitary? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 8, 2016

to clear from accusation or blame

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1037863653

Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?

duvet spindrift kittly-benders pince-nez
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ