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pituita

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin pītuīta (mucus, phlegm).

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NounEdit

pituita (uncountable)

  1. (medicine, now only historical) Phlegm; mucus.
    • 1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, Book I (New York 2001 edition), page 148:
      Pituita, or phlegm, is a cold and moist humour, begotten of the colder part of the chylus [...].