pineal body

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Related to pineal body: cerebral aqueduct, Corpora quadrigemina
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Synonyms for pineal body

a small endocrine gland in the brain

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The pineal gland, also known as pineal body, is a medium and odd endocrine organ, which originates in the second month of intrauterine life (Macchi & Bruce, 2004) as a diencephalon roof evagination with a conical shape (Bertolucci & Foa, 2004), is aimed antero-posterior and rests on the path that separates the upper colliculus of the posterior wall of the third ventricle and is joined habenular and posterior commissures (Rouviere & Delmas, 1999).
The tumor of the pineal body was gray, calcified, and cystic.
The part of the brain known as the pineal body forms a light-sensing organ on the top of the tuatara's head.
Malignant melanotic neuroectodermal tumor arising from pineal body.