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pineal gland

n. pineal gland

Definition of pineal gland in English

Small endocrine gland, centrally located in the vertebrate brain, whose primary function is the production of melatonin in order to regulate sleep patterns.

Synonyms of pineal gland in English

pineal body, conarium, epiphysis cerebri, third eye

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(N) Endocrine System

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(N) Parts of the Nervous System

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