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Definition of "pituitary gland" - British English Dictionary

pituitary glandnoun [C usually singular]

uk   /pɪˈtjuː.ɪ.tər.i ˌɡlænd/  us   /pɪˈtuː.ə.ter.i ˌɡlænd/ specialized
a small organ at the base of the brain which controls the growth and activity of the body by producing hormones
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