pineal
adjective Etymology: French pinéal, from Middle French, from Latin pinea pinecone, from feminine of pineus of pine, from pinus Date: 1681 of, relating to, or secreted by the pineal gland <
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the pineal hormone melatonin
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  • pinéal — pinéal, ale, aux [ pineal, o ] adj. • 1503; du lat. pinea « pomme de pin » ♦ Anat. Vx Glande pinéale, corps pinéal : épiphyse. ♢ Mod. Cet organe, chez les reptiles. La glande pinéale se trouve au dessus du diencéphale. ● pinéal, pinéale, pinéaux… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pineal — relativo a la glándula pineal Diccionario ilustrado de Términos Médicos.. Alvaro Galiano. 2010. pineal 1. perteneciente a la epífisis. 2. con forma de copa de pino …   Diccionario médico

  • pineal — [pin′ē əl] adj. [Fr pinéal < L pinea, pine cone < pinus,PINE1] 1. shaped like a pine cone 2. of the pineal body …   English World dictionary

  • pineal — PINEÁL, Ă adj. Epifizar. ♢ (anat.) Glandă pineală = glandă mică, situată în masa encefalului, a cărei secreţie determină dezvoltarea caracterelor sexuale; epifiză. [pron. ne al. / < fr. pinéal]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN …   Dicționar Român

  • pineal — (adj.) 1680s, in reference to the gland in the brain, from Fr. pinéal, lit. like a pine cone, from L. pinea pine cone, from pinus pine tree (see PINE (Cf. pine) (n.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • pineal — adj. 2 g. 1. Que tem a forma de pinha. 2. glândula pineal: a que está situada atrás do terceiro ventrículo do cérebro …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • pineal — (Del lat. pinĕa, piña). ☛ V. glándula pineal …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • pineal — (Del lat. pinea, piña.) ► adjetivo ANATOMÍA De la epífisis, glándula nerviosa situada en el encéfalo. * * * pineal (del lat. «pinĕa», piña) adj. V. «glándula pineal». * * * pineal. (Del lat. pinĕa, piña). □ V. glándula pineal. * * * ► adjetivo De …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • pineal — 1. Shaped like a pine cone. SYN: piniform. 2. Pertaining to the p. body. [L. pineus, relating to the pine, pinus] * * * pi·ne·al pī nē əl, pī adj of, relating to, or being the pineal gland pineal n PINEAL GLAND …   Medical dictionary

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