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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The anterior glandular lobe of the pituitary gland that secretes many hormones, including ACTH, prolactin, and somatotropin.

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  • n. the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland, producing and secreting several peptide hormones that regulate many physiological processes including stress, growth, and reproduction.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the anterior lobe of the pituitary body; primarily glandular in nature


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