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hypophysectomize

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verb hy·poph·y·sec·to·mize \(ˌ)hī-ˌpä-fə-ˈsek-tə-ˌmīz\

Definition of hypophysectomize

hy·poph·y·sec·to·mizedhy·poph·y·sec·to·miz·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to remove the pituitary gland from



1910

First Known Use of hypophysectomize

1910


Medical Dictionary

hypophysectomize

transitive verb hy·poph·y·sec·to·mize

Medical Definition of hypophysectomize

hy·poph·y·sec·to·mized or chiefly British hy·poph·y·sec·to·misedhy·poph·y·sec·to·miz·ing or chiefly British hy·poph·y·sec·to·mis·ing

  1. :  to remove the pituitary gland from



Variants of hypophysectomize

or chiefly British hy·poph·y·sec·to·mise \(ˌ)hī-ˌpäf-ə-ˈsek-tə-ˌmīz\play

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