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Definition of pituitary
noun (plural pituitaries)(in full pituitary gland or pituitary body)
- the major endocrine gland. A pea-sized body attached to the base of the brain, the pituitary is important in controlling growth and development and the functioning of the other endocrine glands. Also called hypophysis.
early 17th century: from Latin pituitarius 'secreting phlegm', from pituita 'phlegm'