pineal gland

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pineal +‎ gland, from its pine-cone shape.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpaɪ.niːəl ˌɡlænd/, /ˈpɪ.niːəl ˌɡlænd/

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pineal gland (plural pineal glands)

  1. (anatomy) A small, pinecone-shaped endocrine gland found near the centre of the brain that produces melatonin.

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