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pin·e·al bod·y

a small, unpaired, flattened body, shaped somewhat like a pinecone, attached at its anterior pole to the region of the posterior and habenular commissures and lying in the depression between the two superior colliculi below the splenium of the corpus callosum; it is a glandular structure, composed of follicles containing epithelioid cells and lime concretions called brain sand; despite its attachment to the brain, it appears to receive nerve fibers exclusively from the peripheral autonomic nervous system. It produces melatonin and serotonin.


(pī′nŭs) [L pinus., pine]
The pineal gland.


a genus of coniferous trees in the family Pinaceae.

Pinus cubensis, Pinus ponderosa, Pinus radiata
the leaves of the trees P. ponderosa (western yellow pine), P. radiata and P. cubensis contain isocupressic acid and are abortifacient when fed to cows. See pine needle abortion.
Pinus taeda
the leaves are reported to cause fatal indigestion in cows. Called also loblolly pine.
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The analysis of ash colours using the Munsell Colour Chart showed that the colour values of Pinus sylvestris L.
Comparative dendroclimatological studies of the impact of temeperature and rainfall on Pinus nigra Arnold and Pinus sylvestris in northwestern Poland.
O trabalho tanto de membros das familias agricultoras como das familias que apenas sao trabalhadoras das empresas refere-se aos servicos de plantio, limpeza, corte e transporte (feito com cavalos dos agricultores) do pinus ate as estradas principais.
Both of the Pinus species range across the southeastern USA from Texas up to Maryland.
Latham (1790:537), followed by Vieillot (1807, Volume 2:44), applied the name Sylvia pinus to both the Pine Warbler and the Blue-winged Warbler, as he unequivocally based his name on Linnaeus's Certhia pinus.
Panel type Quercus acutissima showed the highest IB values, followed by types Larix leptolepis, wastewood, Pinus densiflora, and Pinus rigida, in that order.
With names such as Gnom, Mops and Humpy, some of the Pinus mugo varieties sound like distant cousins of the Seven Dwarves and, as their names suggest, they can bring plenty of character to a patio or balcony.
The bark of the Pinus Radiata tree contains: Monomeric proanthocyanidins, Oligomeric proanthocyanidins, Flavonoida, Organic acids, Natural Sugars and Esters all of which can be found in the concentrated form of the Enzogenol tablet.
Fibers of Pinus sylvestris, Pinus pinaster, Pinus radiata followed by the genera Larix or Picea were found in abundance in almost all packaging-grade papers.
Pinus palustris and Pinus elliottii of the Family Pinaceae