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neurohypophysis

[noo r-oh-hahy-pof-uh-sis, -hi-, nyoo r-] /ˌnʊər oʊ haɪˈpɒf ə sɪs, -hɪ-, ˌnyʊər-/
noun, plural neurohypophyses
[noo r-oh-hahy-pof-uh-seez, -hi-, nyoo r-] /ˌnʊər oʊ haɪˈpɒf əˌsiz, -hɪ-, ˌnyʊər-/ (Show IPA).
Anatomy
1.
See under pituitary gland.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15; neuro- + hypophysis
Related forms
neurohypophyseal
[noo r-oh-hahy-puh-fiz-ee-uh l, -hip-uh-, -hahy-pof-uh-see-uh l, -hi-, nyoo r-] /ˌnʊər oʊˌhaɪ pəˈfɪz i əl, -ˌhɪp ə-, -haɪˌpɒf əˈsi əl, -hɪ-, ˌnyʊər-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for neurohypophyseal

neurohypophysis

/ˌnjʊərəʊhaɪˈpɒfɪsɪs/
noun (pl) -ses (-ˌsiːz)
1.
the posterior lobe of the pituitary gland Compare adenohypophysis
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neurohypophyseal in Medicine

neurohypophysis neu·ro·hy·poph·y·sis (nur'ō-hī-pŏf'ĭ-sĭs, -hĭ-, nyur'-)
n. pl neu·ro·hy·poph·y·ses (-sēz')
The posterior portion of the pituitary gland, having a rich supply of nerve fibers and releasing oxytocin and vasopressin. Also called posterior lobe of hypophysis.


neu'ro·hy'po·phys'e·al or neu'ro·hy'po·phys'i·al (-hī'pə-fĭz'ē-əl, -hĭp'ə-, -hĭ-pŏf'ə-sē'əl) adj.
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