pineal body

(formerly) the pineal gland.

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  • pineal body — Pineal Pi ne*al, a. [L. pinea the cone of a pine, from pineus of the pine, from pinus a pine: cf. F. pin[ e]ale.] Of or pertaining to a pine cone; resembling a pine cone. [1913 Webster] {Pineal gland} (Anat.), a glandlike body in the roof of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pineal body — n. a small, grayish, cone shaped, glandular outgrowth from the brain of all vertebrates that produces the hormone melatonin: in lower vertebrates, often visible as an external median eye …   English World dictionary

  • pineal body — noun a small endocrine gland in the brain; situated beneath the back part of the corpus callosum; secretes melatonin • Syn: ↑pineal gland, ↑epiphysis cerebri, ↑epiphysis • Hypernyms: ↑endocrine gland, ↑endocrine, ↑ductless gland * …   Useful english dictionary

  • pineal body — pineal gland …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • pineal body — A tiny organ in the cerebrum that produces melatonin. Also called pineal gland or pineal organ …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • pineal body — noun see pineal gland …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pineal body — see pineal gland * * * 1. glandula pinealis. 2. the posterior eyelike structure arising from the median of the dorsal wall of the thalamus in some lower vertebrates. See also epiphyseal eye, under eye …   Medical dictionary

  • pineal body — pin′eal bod′y n. anat. pineal gland • Etymology: 1830–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • Тело Шишковидное, Эпифиз (Pineal Gland, Pineal Body) — маленькая эндокринная железа, напоминающая по размеру горошину, расположенная в борозде между верхними холмиками четверохолмия и прикрепленная к обоим зрительным буграм (ред.). Эпифиз синтезирует и секретирует мелатонин, серотонин и ряд… …   Медицинские термины

  • Pineal gland — Diagram of pituitary and pineal glands in the human brain Latin glandula pinealis Gray s …   Wikipedia

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