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neurohypophysis

[ noor-oh-hahy-pof-uh-sis, -hi-, nyoor- ]

noun

, Anatomy.
, plural neu·ro·hy·poph·y·ses [n, oo, r-oh-hahy-, pof, -, uh, -seez, -hi-, ny, oo, r-].
  1. pituitary gland


neurohypophysis

/ ˌnjʊərəʊhaɪˈpɒfɪsɪs /

noun

  1. the posterior lobe of the pituitary gland Compare adenohypophysis


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Other Words From

  • neu·ro·hy·po·phys·e·al [n, oo, r-oh-hahy-p, uh, -, fiz, -ee-, uh, l, -hip-, uh, -, -hahy-pof-, uh, -, see, -, uh, l, -hi-, ny, oo, r-], adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of neurohypophysis1

First recorded in 1910–15; neuro- + hypophysis

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