pineal body


noun

(formerly) the pineal gland.

Origin of pineal body

First recorded in 1830–40
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Medicine definitions for pineal body

pineal body


n.

A small, unpaired, flattened glandular structure lying in the depression between the two superior colliculi of the brain and secreting the hormone melatonin.conarium epiphysis pineal gland
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