pineal

[ pin-ee-uh l, pahy-nee-, pahy-nee- ]
/ ˈpɪn i əl, ˈpaɪ ni-, paɪˈni- /

adjective

resembling a pine cone in shape.
of or relating to the pineal body.

Origin of pineal

1675–85; < New Latin pīneālis, equivalent to Latin pīne(a) pine cone, noun use of feminine of pīneus of a pine tree (pīn(us) pine1 + -eus -eous) + -ālis -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM pineal

pre·pin·e·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pineal

pineal
/ (ˈpɪnɪəl, paɪˈniːəl) /

adjective

resembling a pine cone
of or relating to the pineal gland

Word Origin for pineal

C17: via French from Latin pīnea pine cone
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Medicine definitions for pineal

pineal
[ pĭnē-əl, pīnē- ]

adj.

Having the form of a pine cone.
Of or relating to the pineal body.
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