Opening ventrally is a tube called the tube of the hypophysis, Hy., which extends close up to the termination of the infundibulum.
It is just cephalad to the anterior end of the pharynx and to the hypophysis.
It may also suffice merely to call attention to the connection between acromegaly and the hypophysis.
This, also, was Cunningham's view as far as the tube of the hypophysis was concerned.
From its lower surface is suspended the hypophysis or pituitary gland.
Beard put forward also the ingenious theory that the hypophysis represents the old Annelidan mouth.
With this idea Ingier added thyroid, hypophysis, thymus and parathyroid to the food of guinea-pigs, or gave it parenterally.
The nasal tube originally opened ventrally, and was at that period of development known as the tube of the hypophysis.
hypophysis hy·poph·y·sis (hī-pŏf'ĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. hy·poph·y·ses (-sēz')
See pituitary gland.