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neurohypophysis

[ noor-oh-hahy-pof-uh-sis, -hi-, nyoor- ]
/ ˌnʊər oʊ haɪˈpɒf ə sɪs, -hɪ-, ˌnyʊər- /
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noun, plural neu·ro·hy·poph·y·ses [noor-oh-hahy-pof-uh-seez, -hi-, nyoor-]. /ˌnʊər oʊ haɪˈpɒf əˌsiz, -hɪ-, ˌnyʊər-/. Anatomy.

See under pituitary gland.

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Origin of neurohypophysis

First recorded in 1910–15; neuro- + hypophysis

OTHER WORDS FROM neurohypophysis

neu·ro·hy·po·phys·e·al [noor-oh-hahy-puh-fiz-ee-uhl, -hip-uh-, -hahy-pof-uh-see-uhl, -hi-, nyoor-], /ˌnʊər oʊˌhaɪ pəˈfɪz i əl, -ˌhɪp ə-, -haɪˌpɒf əˈsi əl, -hɪ-, ˌnyʊər-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for neurohypophysis

neurohypophysis
/ (ˌnjʊərəʊhaɪˈpɒfɪsɪs) /

noun plural -ses (-ˌsiːz)

the posterior lobe of the pituitary glandCompare adenohypophysis
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Medical definitions for neurohypophysis

neurohypophysis
[ nur′ō-hī-pŏfĭ-sĭs, -hĭ- ]

n. pl. neu•ro•hy•poph•y•ses (-sēz′)

The posterior portion of the pituitary gland, having a rich supply of nerve fibers and releasing oxytocin and vasopressin.posterior lobe of hypophysis

Other words from neurohypophysis

neu′ro•hy′po•physe•al null adj.
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