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hypophysectomy

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noun hy·poph·y·sec·to·my \-mē\

Definition of hypophysectomy

plural hy·poph·y·sec·to·mies

  1. :  surgical removal of the pituitary gland



1909

First Known Use of hypophysectomy

1909


Medical Dictionary

hypophysectomy

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noun hy·poph·y·sec·to·my \-mē\

Medical Definition of hypophysectomy

plural hy·poph·y·sec·to·mies

  1. :  surgical removal of the pituitary gland




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