noun, plural hy·poph·y·ses [hahy-pof-uh-seez, hi-] /haɪˈpɒf əˌsiz, hɪ-/. Anatomy.
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.
noun plural -ses (-ˌsiːz)
Word Origin for hypophysis
C18: from Greek: outgrowth, from hypo- + phuein to grow
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Of or relating to a pituitary gland.
n. pl. hy•poph•y•ses (-sēz′)
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