pituita

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin pītuīta (mucus, phlegm).

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NounEdit

pituita (plural pituitas)

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