Origin of pineal
Examples from the Web for pineal
The pineal process grows forwards so as to overlie the parapineal process.
In some cases a longitudinal groove is present in which the pineal organ lies (Dipneusti).
At the posterior end of this is the pineal body, which the section has just escaped.
The pineal gland is the seat of the soul, and miracles fence us in at every step.Unicorns|James Huneker
"Perhaps you've seen a pineal gland," suggested the disgusted Doctor.Sevenoaks|J. G. Holland
British Dictionary definitions for pineal
Word Origin for pineal
Word Origin and History 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.)).