adenohypophysis


ad·e·no·hy·poph·y·sis

noun \-hī-ˈpä-fə-səs\
plural ad·e·no·hy·poph·y·ses\-fə-ˌsēz\

Definition of ADENOHYPOPHYSIS

:  the anterior glandular lobe of the pituitary gland
ad·e·no·hy·poph·y·se·al \-(ˌ)hī-ˌpä-fə-ˈsē-əl\ or ad·e·no·hy·po·phys·i·al \-ˌhī-pə-ˈfi-zē-əl\ adjective

Origin of ADENOHYPOPHYSIS

New Latin
First Known Use: 1935

ad·e·no·hy·poph·y·sis

noun \-hī-ˈpäf-ə-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural ad·e·no·hy·poph·y·ses \-ə-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of ADENOHYPOPHYSIS

: the anterior part of the pituitary gland that is derived from the embryonic pharynx and is primarily glandular in nature—called also anterior lobe; compare neurohypophysis
ad·e·no·hy·poph·y·se·al \-(ˌ)hī-ˌpäf-ə-ˈsē-əl\ or ad·e·no·hy·po·phys·i·al \-ˌhī-pə-ˈfiz-ē-əl\ adjective

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