adenohypophysis

noun ad·e·no·hy·poph·y·sis \ -hī-ˈpä-fə-səs \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of adenohypophysis

plural adenohypophyses play \-fə-ˌsēz\
: the anterior glandular lobe of the pituitary gland

adenohypophyseal

play \-(ˌ)hī-ˌpä-fə-ˈsē-əl\ or adenohypophysial play \-ˌhī-pə-ˈfi-zē-əl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of adenohypophysis

probably borrowed from German Adenohypophyse, from adeno- adeno- + Hypophyse hypophysis


Medical Dictionary

adenohypophysis

noun ad·e·no·hy·poph·y·sis \ -hī-ˈpäf-ə-səs \

medical Definition of adenohypophysis

plural adenohypophyses play \-ə-ˌsēz\
: the anterior part of the pituitary gland that is derived from the embryonic pharynx and is primarily glandular in nature called also anterior lobe, anterior pituitary; compare neurohypophysis

adenohypophyseal

play \-(ˌ)hī-ˌpäf-ə-ˈsē-əl\ or adenohypophysial play \-ˌhī-pə-ˈfiz-ē-əl\ adjective

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