conarium
Pineal Pi"ne*al, a. [L. pinea the cone of a pine, from pineus of the pine, from pinus a pine: cf. F. pin['e]ale.] Of or pertaining to a pine cone; resembling a pine cone. [1913 Webster]

{Pineal gland} (Anat.), a glandlike body in the roof of the third ventricle of the vertebrate brain; -- called also {pineal body}, {epiphysis}, {conarium}. In some animals it is connected with a rudimentary eye, the so-called pineal eye, and in other animals it is supposed to be the remnant of a dorsal median eye. [1913 Webster]


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  • Conarium — Co*na ri*um, n. [NL., fr. Gr. kwna rion.] (Anat.) The pineal gland. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Conarium — (Anat.), die Zürbeldrüse …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • conarium — (ko na ri om ) s. m. Terme d anatomie. Nom de la glande pinéale. •   Où se forme la petite glande nommée conarium, DESC. Foetus, 4. HISTORIQUE    XVIe s. •   Le conarion est une petite glandule de la mesme substance du cerveau, ronde et oblongue… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • conarium — n.; pl. aria [L. conus, cone] (CNIDARIA: Hydrozoa) The earliest larva known that becomes a primary gastrozooid, and later develops an enlarged pneumatophore …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • conarium — SYN: pineal body. [G. konarion (dim. of konos, cone), the pineal body] * * * co·nar·i·um kō nar ē əm n, pl co·nar·ia ē ə PINEAL GLAND …   Medical dictionary

  • conarium — co·nar·i·um …   English syllables

  • conarium —   n. pineal gland.    ♦ conarial, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • conarium — …   Useful english dictionary

  • conarial — kōˈna(a)rēəl adjective Etymology: New Latin conarium + English al : pineal * * * conāˈrial adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑conarium * * * conarial, a …   Useful english dictionary

  • epiphysis — Pineal Pi ne*al, a. [L. pinea the cone of a pine, from pineus of the pine, from pinus a pine: cf. F. pin[ e]ale.] Of or pertaining to a pine cone; resembling a pine cone. [1913 Webster] {Pineal gland} (Anat.), a glandlike body in the roof of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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