Definition of hypophysis in English:

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hypophysis

Pronunciation: /hʌɪˈpɒfɪsɪs/

noun (plural hypophyses /hʌɪˈpɒfɪsiːz/)

Anatomy
Technical term for pituitary.
Example sentences
  • As an example, the beta cell of the anterior lobe of the hypophysis secretes adrenocorticotropic hormone.
  • The internal carotid artery supplies blood to the middle ear, brain, hypophysis, orbit, and choroid plexus of the lateral ventricle.
  • This gland, also termed the hypophysis cerebri, lies in a bony cavity, the sella turcica, so called because it was thought to resemble a Turkish saddle.

Derivatives

hypophyseal

Pronunciation: /ˌhʌɪpə(ʊ)ˈfɪzɪəl/
(also hypophysial) adjective
Example sentences
  • An embryonic remnant, it opens in the hypophyseal fossa, traversing the sphenoid body.
  • There were also anastomoses with the superior hypophyseal artery.
  • The hypophyseal fossa is filled with sediment.

Origin

Late 17th century: modern Latin, from Greek hupophusis 'offshoot', from hupo 'under' + phusis 'growth'.

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Line breaks: hyp|ophy¦sis

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