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hypophysectomy

[hahy-pof-uh-sek-tuh-mee, hi-] /haɪˌpɒf əˈsɛk tə mi, hɪ-/
noun, plural hypophysectomies. Surgery.
1.
excision of the pituitary gland.
Origin of hypophysectomy
1905-1910
1905-10; hypophys(is) + -ectomy
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hypophysectomy in Medicine

hypophysectomy hy·poph·y·sec·to·my (hī-pŏf'ĭ-sěk'tə-mē)
n.
Excision or destruction of the pituitary gland.

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