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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>

Origin and Etymology of pituitary

Latin pituita phlegm; from the former belief that the pituitary gland secreted phlegm — more at pip


First Known Use: 1615


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pituitary

noun pi·tu·i·tary

Definition of pituitary

plural

pituitaries

1845

First Known Use of pituitary

1845


PITUITARY Defined for English Language Learners


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pituitary

noun pi·tu·i·tary

Definition of pituitary for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

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pituitary

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adjective pi·tu·i·tary \pə-ˈt(y)ü-ə-ˌter-ē\

Medical Definition of pituitary

  1. 1:  of or relating to the pituitary gland

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


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pituitary

noun pi·tu·i·tary

Medical Definition of pituitary

plural

pituitaries

  1. 1:  pituitary gland

  2. 2:  the cleaned, dried, and powdered posterior lobe of the pituitary gland of cattle that is used in the treatment of uterine atony and hemorrhage, shock, and intestinal paresis

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