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English adjective: pituitary

1. pituitary of or relating to the pituitary gland

SamplesPituitary hormone.

English noun: pituitary

1. pituitary (body) the master gland of the endocrine system; located at the base of the brain

Synonymshypophysis, pituitary body, pituitary gland

Broader (hypernym)ductless gland, endocrine, endocrine gland

Part holonymadenohypophysis, anterior pituitary, anterior pituitary gland, hypophyseal stalk, neurohypophysis, pars nervosa, posterior pituitary, posterior pituitary gland

Part meronymbetweenbrain, diencephalon, interbrain, thalmencephalon

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