brain sand


A gritty substance present in central nervous tissue or in the pineal gland.acervulus psammoma body

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Examples from the Web for brain sand

Historical Examples of brain sand

  • This pigment is apparently calcium phosphate, which still remains as the 'brain-sand' of the human pineal gland.

    The Origin of Vertebrates

    Walter Holbrook Gaskell

  • It contains a small quantity of peculiar particles of gritty, sand-like substance, which are sometimes called "brain-sand."