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neurohypophysis

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noun neu·ro·hy·poph·y·sis \-hī-ˈpä-fə-səs\

Definition of neurohypophysis

  1. :  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 play \-(ˌ)hī-ˌpä-fə-ˈsē-əl, -ˌhī-pə-fə-, -ˈzē-, -ˌhī-pə-ˈfi-zē-\ adjective


Origin of neurohypophysis

New Latin


First Known Use: 1912


Medical Dictionary

neurohypophysis

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noun neu·ro·hy·poph·y·sis \-hī-ˈpäf-ə-səs\

Medical Definition of neurohypophysis

plural neu·ro·hy·poph·y·ses \-ˌsēz\play

  1. :  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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