[ hahy-pof-uh-sis, hi- ]
/ haɪˈpɒf ə sɪs, hɪ- /
noun, plural hy·poph·y·ses [hahy-pof-uh-seez, hi-] /haɪˈpɒf əˌsiz, hɪ-/. Anatomy.
Origin of hypophysis
Related formshy·poph·y·se·al, hy·poph·y·si·al [hahy-pof-uh-see-uh l, -zee-, hi-] /haɪˌpɒf əˈsi əl, -ˈzi-, hɪ-/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for hypophysial
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.
British Dictionary definitions for hypophysial
/ (haɪˈpɒfɪsɪs) /
noun plural -ses (-ˌsiːz)
the technical name for pituitary gland
Derived Formshypophyseal or hypophysial (ˌhaɪpəˈfɪzɪəl, haɪˌpɒfɪˈsɪəl), adjective
Word Origin for hypophysis
C18: from Greek: outgrowth, from hypo- + phuein to grow
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Medicine definitions for hypophysial (1 of 2)
Of or relating to a pituitary gland.
Medicine definitions for hypophysial (2 of 2)
[ hī-pŏf′ĭ-sĭs ]
n. pl. hy•poph•y•ses (-sēz′)
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