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Definition of "pituitary" [pi•tu•i•ta•ry]

  • The pituitary gland. (noun)
  • Medicine An extract from the anterior or posterior lobes of the pituitary gland, prepared for therapeutic use. (noun)
  • Of or relating to the pituitary gland. (adjective)
  • Of or secreting phlegm or mucus; mucous. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pituitary" in a sentence
  • "The pituitary is a very important regulator of the homeostatic function of the liver."
  • "A protein hormone called pituitary gland and increases the bodies production of hormones from the hormones reduce inflammation in injuries."
  • "It's actually produced at the base of the brain by something known as the pituitary gland."