Origin of hypophysis
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Recently, in 1893, Kupffer has also put forward the view that the hypophysial opening is the palostoma.
Beard therefore called this opening of the hypophysial tube the old mouth, or palostoma.
- the technical name for pituitary gland
C18: from Greek: outgrowth, from hypo- + phuein to grow
- Of or relating to a pituitary gland.
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