neurohypophysis


neu·ro·hy·poph·y·sis

noun \-hī-ˈpä-fə-səs\

Definition of NEUROHYPOPHYSIS

:  the portion of the pituitary gland that is composed of the infundibulum and posterior lobe and is concerned with the secretion of various hormones
neu·ro·hy·po·phy·se·al or neu·ro·hy·po·phy·si·al \-(ˌ)hī-ˌpä-fə-ˈsē-əl, -ˌhī-pə-fə-, -ˈzē-, -ˌhī-pə-ˈfi-zē-\ adjective

Origin of NEUROHYPOPHYSIS

New Latin
First Known Use: 1912

neu·ro·hy·poph·y·sis

noun \-hī-ˈpäf-ə-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural neu·ro·hy·poph·y·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of NEUROHYPOPHYSIS

: the portion of the pituitary gland that is derived from the embryonic brain, is composed of the infundibulum and neural lobe, and is concerned with the secretion of various hormones—called also posterior pituitary gland; compare adenohypophysis

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