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adenohypophysis

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noun ad·e·no·hy·poph·y·sis \-hī-ˈpä-fə-səs\

Definition of adenohypophysis

plural

adenohypophyses

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  1. :  the anterior glandular lobe of the pituitary gland

adenohypophyseal

play \-(ˌ)hī-ˌpä-fə-ˈsē-əl\ or

adenohypophysial

play \-ˌhī-pə-ˈfi-zē-əl\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of adenohypophysis

New Latin


First Known Use: 1935


Medical Dictionary

adenohypophysis

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noun ad·e·no·hy·poph·y·sis \-hī-ˈpäf-ə-səs\

Medical Definition of adenohypophysis

plural

adenohypophyses

\-ə-ˌsēz\play
  1. :  the anterior part of the pituitary gland that is derived from the embryonic pharynx and is primarily glandular in nature—called also anterior lobe, anterior pituitary; compare neurohypophysis

adenohypophyseal

\-(ˌ)hī-ˌpäf-ə-ˈsē-əl\play or

adenohypophysial

\-ˌhī-pə-ˈfiz-ē-əl\play adjective



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