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From Latin pītuīta (“mucus, phlegm”).
pituita (plural pituitas)
- (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 [...].