[ hahy-pof-uh-sek-tuh-mee, hi- ]
/ haɪˌpɒf əˈsɛk tə mi, hɪ- /

noun, plural hy·poph·y·sec·to·mies. Surgery.

excision of the pituitary gland.


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Origin of hypophysectomy

First recorded in 1905–10; hypophys(is) + -ectomy
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Medical definitions for hypophysectomy

[ hī-pŏf′ĭ-sĕktə-mē ]


Excision or destruction of the pituitary gland.
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