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
Origin of neurohypophysis
First Known Use: 1912
Medical Definition of neurohypophysis
plural neurohypophyses \-ˌsēz\play
: 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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