Definition of “pituitary gland” - English Dictionary


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pituitary glandnoun [ C usually sing ]

/pəˈtu·əˌter·i ˌɡlænd/

biology a small organ at the bottom of the brain which controls how the body grows and develops by producing hormones (= chemicals that influence the body's processes)

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