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Noun: pituitary gland
  1. The master gland of the endocrine system; located at the base of the brain
    - pituitary, pituitary body, hypophysis

Derived forms: pituitary glands

Type of: ductless gland, endocrine, endocrine gland

Part of: betweenbrain, diencephalon, interbrain, thalmencephalon

Encyclopedia: Pituitary gland, posterior