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pituitary (gland)

noun [C usually singular]     /pɪˈtjuː.ɪ.tər.iˌɡlænd/ US  /-ˈtuː.ə.ter-/ specialized
a small organ at the base of the brain which controls the growth and activity of the body by producing hormonesGlands in the human body
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