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neurohypophysis

[ noor-oh-hahy-pof-uh-sis, -hi-, nyoor- ]
/ 藢n蕣蓹r o蕣 ha瑟藞p蓲f 蓹 s瑟s, -h瑟-, 藢ny蕣蓹r- /
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noun, plural neu路ro路hy路poph路y路ses [noor-oh-hahy-pof-uh-seez, -hi-, nyoor-]. /藢n蕣蓹r o蕣 ha瑟藞p蓲f 蓹藢siz, -h瑟-, 藢ny蕣蓹r-/. Anatomy.
See under pituitary gland.
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Origin of neurohypophysis

First recorded in 1910鈥15; neuro- + hypophysis

OTHER WORDS FROM neurohypophysis

neu路ro路hy路po路phys路e路al [noor-oh-hahy-puh-fiz-ee-uhl, -hip-uh-, -hahy-pof-uh-see-uhl, -hi-, nyoor-], /藢n蕣蓹r o蕣藢ha瑟 p蓹藞f瑟z i 蓹l, -藢h瑟p 蓹-, -ha瑟藢p蓲f 蓹藞si 蓹l, -h瑟-, 藢ny蕣蓹r-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for neurohypophysis

neurohypophysis
/ (藢nj蕣蓹r蓹蕣ha瑟藞p蓲f瑟s瑟s) /

noun plural -ses (-藢si藧z)
the posterior lobe of the pituitary glandCompare adenohypophysis
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for neurohypophysis

neurohypophysis
[ nur鈥才-h墨-p艔f沫-s沫s, -h沫- ]

n. pl. neu鈥o鈥y鈥oph鈥鈥es (-s膿z鈥)
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鈥瞨o鈥y鈥瞤o鈥hyse鈥l null adj.
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