neurohypophysis


neu·ro·hy·poph·y·sis

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

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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