hypophysis

hypophysis

[hahy-pof-uh-sis, hi-]
noun, plural hypophyses [hahy-pof-uh-seez, hi-] . Anatomy.

Origin:
1700–10; < Greek hypóphysis outgrowth (from below), equivalent to hypophȳ́(ein) to grow beneath (hypo- hypo- + phȳ́ein to grow, be) + -sis -sis

hypophyseal, hypophysial [hahy-pof-uh-see-uhl, -zee-, hi-] , adjective
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hypophysis (haɪˈpɒfɪsɪs)
 
n , pl -ses
the technical name for pituitary gland
 
[C18: from Greek: outgrowth, from hypo- + phuein to grow]
 
hypophyseal
 
adj
 
hypophysial
 
adj

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hypophysis hy·poph·y·sis (hī-pŏf'ĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. hy·poph·y·ses (-sēz')
See pituitary gland.

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