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adenohypophysis

[ ad-n-oh-hahy-pof-uh-sis ]
/ ˌæd n oʊ haɪˈpɒf ə sɪs /
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noun, plural ad·e·no·hy·poph·y·ses [ad-n-oh-hahy-pof-uh-seez]. /ˌæd n oʊ haɪˈpɒf əˌsiz/. Anatomy.

See under pituitary gland.

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Origin of adenohypophysis

First recorded in 1930–35; adeno- + hypophysis
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British Dictionary definitions for adenohypophysis

adenohypophysis
/ (ˌædɪnəʊhaɪˈpɒfɪsɪs) /

noun

the anterior lobe of the pituitary glandCompare neurohypophysis
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Medical definitions for adenohypophysis

adenohypophysis
[ ăd′n-ō-hī-pŏfĭ-sĭs ]

n.

The anterior glandular lobe of the pituitary gland, consisting of distal, intermediate, and infundibular parts, and secreting many hormones, including gonadotropin, prolactin, and somatotropin.anterior lobe of hypophysis
ad′e•no•hy′po•physi•al (-hī′pə-fĭzē-əl, -hī-pŏf′ĭ-sēəl) adj.
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