hypophysectomy

[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. hypophosphorous,
  2. hypophosphorous acid,
  3. hypophrygian mode,
  4. hypophyge,
  5. hypophyllous,
  6. hypophysial,
  7. hypophysial cachexia,
  8. hypophysial fossa,
  9. hypophysioprivic,
  10. hypophysiotropic

Origin of hypophysectomy

First recorded in 1905–10; hypophys(is) + -ectomy

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Medicine definitions for hypophysectomy

hypophysectomy

[ hī-pŏf′ĭ-sĕktə-mē ]

n.

Excision or destruction of the pituitary gland.

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