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hy·poph·y·sis

 (hī-pŏf′ĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. hy·poph·y·ses (-sēz′)

[New Latin, from Greek hupophusis, attachment underneath, from hupophuein, to grow up beneath : hupo-, hypo- + phuein, to make grow; see bheuə- in Indo-European roots.]

hy·poph′y·si′al, hy·poph′y·se′al (hī-pŏf′ĭ-sē′əl, -zē′-, hī′pə-fĭz′ē-əl) adj.

hypophysis

(haɪˈpɒfɪsɪs)
n, pl -ses (-ˌsiːz)
(Anatomy) the technical name for pituitary gland
[C18: from Greek: outgrowth, from hypo- + phuein to grow]
hypophyseal, hypophysial adj

pitu′itary gland`


n.
a small, somewhat cherry-shaped double-lobed structure attached to the base of the brain, constituting the master endocrine gland affecting all hormonal functions of the body. Compare anterior pituitary, posterior pituitary.
[1605–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hypophysis - the master gland of the endocrine systemhypophysis - the master gland of the endocrine system; located at the base of the brain
ductless gland, endocrine gland, endocrine - any of the glands of the endocrine system that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream
hypophyseal stalk - the funnel-shaped stalk connecting the pituitary gland to the hypothalamus
adenohypophysis, anterior pituitary, anterior pituitary gland - the anterior lobe of the pituitary body; primarily glandular in nature
neurohypophysis, pars nervosa, posterior pituitary, posterior pituitary gland - the posterior lobe of the pituitary body; primarily glandular in nature
betweenbrain, diencephalon, interbrain, thalmencephalon - the posterior division of the forebrain; connects the cerebral hemispheres with the mesencephalon
Translations
hypofyse

hy·poph·y·sis

n. hipófisis, glándula pituitaria, cuerpo epitelial localizado en la base de la silla turca.
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