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hypophysis

[ hahy-pof-uh-sis, hi- ]
/ haɪˈpɒf ə sɪs, hɪ- /
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noun, plural hy·poph·y·ses [hahy-pof-uh-seez, hi-]. /haɪˈpɒf əˌsiz, hɪ-/. Anatomy.
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Origin of hypophysis

1700–10; <Greek hypóphysis outgrowth (from below), equivalent to hypophȳ́(ein) to grow beneath (hypo-hypo- + phȳ́ein to grow, be) + -sis-sis

OTHER WORDS FROM hypophysis

hy·poph·y·se·al, hy·poph·y·si·al [hahy-pof-uh-see-uhl, -zee-, hi-], /haɪˌpɒf əˈsi əl, -ˈzi-, hɪ-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hypophysis

hypophysis
/ (haɪˈpɒfɪsɪs) /

noun plural -ses (-ˌsiːz)
the technical name for pituitary gland

Derived forms of hypophysis

hypophyseal or hypophysial (ˌhaɪpəˈfɪzɪəl, haɪˌpɒfɪˈsɪəl), adjective

Word Origin for hypophysis

C18: from Greek: outgrowth, from hypo- + phuein to grow
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Medical definitions for hypophysis

hypophysis
[ hī-pŏfĭ-sĭs ]

n. pl. hy•poph•y•ses (-sēz′)
pituitary gland
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