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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pi·tu·i·tary /pəˈtuəˌtɛri, ˈtju-/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 pi·tu·i·tary /pəˈt(j)uəˌtɛrɪ/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pi·tu·i·ta·ry a.  Anat. (a) Secreting mucus or phlegm; as, the pituitary membrane, or the mucous membrane which lines the nasal cavities. (b) Of or pertaining to the pituitary body; as, the pituitary fossa.
 Pituitary body or Pituitary gland Anat., a a small, somewhat cherry-shaped endocrine gland, situated in the pituitary fossa, and suspended from the base of the hypothalamus; the hypophysis; -- called also glandula pituitaria, and basilaris.  It secretes th pituitary hormones: oxytocin; vasopresin; antidiuretic hormone; luteinizing hormone; somatotropins; prolactin; thyroid stimulating hormone; gonadotropins; adrenal corticotropin and other peptide hormones. It affects all hormonal functions, and is thus called the “master gland”.
 Pituitary fossa Anat., the ephippium.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: of or relating to the pituitary gland; "pituitary hormone"
      2: having abnormal size with overgrown extremities resulting
         from abnormal pituitary secretion; "a protruding
         acromegalic jaw"; "a pituitary dwarf" [syn: acromegalic]
      n : the master gland of the endocrine system; located at the
          base of the brain [syn: pituitary gland, pituitary
          body, hypophysis]