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      n   pl   , -taries  
1       See       pituitary gland       pituitary extract  
2    of or relating to the pituitary gland  
3    Archaic   of or relating to phlegm or mucus  
     (C17: from Late Latin pituitarius slimy, from pituita phlegm)  

pituitary extract  
      n   a preparation of the pituitary gland, used in medicine for the therapeutic effects of its hormones  
pituitary gland   , body  
      n   the master endocrine gland, attached by a stalk to the base of the brain. Its two lobes (see adenohypophysis and neurohypophysis) secrete hormones affecting skeletal growth, development of the sex glands, and the functioning of the other endocrine glands,   (Also called)    hypophysis, hypophysis cerebri  
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