Definition of Pituita

1. Noun. (context: medicine obsolete except historical) Phlegm; mucus. ¹



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Definition of Pituita

1. phlegm [n -S] - See also: phlegm

Medical Definition of Pituita

1. A thick nasal secretion. Synonym: glairy mucus. Origin: L. Phlegm or thick mucous secretion (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pituita

pittite
pittites
pittle
pittle-pattle
pittled
pittles
pittling
pittosporum
pittosporums
pitty
pitty-pat
pitty-patty
pituicyte
pituicytes
pituicytoma
pituita (current term)
pituitaries
pituitarism
pituitarium
pituitary
pituitary-adrenal system
pituitary adamantinoma
pituitary adenoma
pituitary ameloblastoma
pituitary apoplexy
pituitary bodies
pituitary body
pituitary cachexia
pituitary diverticulum
pituitary dwarf

Literary usage of Pituita

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1. Medical Lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science : Containing a Concise by Robley Dunglison (1868)
"pituita, Mucus, Phlegm—p. ... (from pituita.) Consisting of, or resembling, or lull of mucus or phlegm. ..."

2. A commentary on Catullus by Robinson Ellis (1889)
"18, to be the thicker, pituita the more liquid, discharge from the nose. ... Thus Celsus speaks of the gum secreted by the eyes as pituita oculorum, ..."

3. A History of Dentistry from the Most Ancient Times Until the End of the by Vincenzo Guerini (1909)
"Teeth are eroded and become decayed partly by pituita, and partly by food, when they are by nature weak and badly fixed in the gums." Hippocrates, therefore ..."

4. Medical Lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science : Containing a Concise by Robley Dunglison (1868)
"pituita, Mucus, Phlegm—p. ... (from pituita.) Consisting of, or resembling, or lull of mucus or phlegm. ..."

5. A commentary on Catullus by Robinson Ellis (1889)
"18, to be the thicker, pituita the more liquid, discharge from the nose. ... Thus Celsus speaks of the gum secreted by the eyes as pituita oculorum, ..."

6. A History of Dentistry from the Most Ancient Times Until the End of the by Vincenzo Guerini (1909)
"Teeth are eroded and become decayed partly by pituita, and partly by food, when they are by nature weak and badly fixed in the gums." Hippocrates, therefore ..."

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