- resembling a pine cone in shape.
- of or relating to the pineal body.
Origin of pineal
Examples from the Web for pineal
Historical Examples of pineal
This pineal eye has been compared in structure to the eye of Ascidians.Stories of the Universe: Animal Life
Lotus ladies tend them i'the eyes, their pineal glands aglow.Ulysses
The pineal gland is the seat of the soul, and miracles fence us in at every step.Unicorns
I've kept away now from the Pineal Gland for three nights in succession.
In the human, the pineal gland was the despair of the medical sciences.
- resembling a pine cone
- of or relating to the pineal gland
Word Origin for pineal
1680s, in reference to the gland in the brain, from French pinéal, literally "like a pine cone," from Latin pinea "pine cone," from pinus "pine tree" (see pine (n.)).
- Having the form of a pine cone.
- Of or relating to the pineal body.