adenohypophysis

noun
ad·​e·​no·​hy·​poph·​y·​sis | \ ˌa-də-(ˌ)nō-hī-ˈpä-fə-səs How to pronounce adenohypophysis (audio) \
plural adenohypophyses\ ˌa-​də-​(ˌ)nō-​hī-​ˈpä-​fə-​ˌsēz How to pronounce adenohypophyses (audio) \

Definition of adenohypophysis

: the anterior glandular lobe of the pituitary gland

Other Words from adenohypophysis

adenohypophyseal \ ˌa-​də-​(ˌ)nō-​(ˌ)hī-​ˌpä-​fə-​ˈsē-​əl How to pronounce adenohypophyseal (audio) \ or adenohypophysial \ ˌa-​də-​(ˌ)nō-​ˌhī-​pə-​ˈfi-​zē-​əl How to pronounce adenohypophysial (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of adenohypophysis

1914, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for adenohypophysis

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

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“Adenohypophysis.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adenohypophysis. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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adenohypophysis

noun
ad·​e·​no·​hy·​poph·​y·​sis | \ -hī-ˈpäf-ə-səs How to pronounce adenohypophysis (audio) \
plural adenohypophyses\ -​ə-​ˌsēz How to pronounce adenohypophyses (audio) \

Medical Definition of adenohypophysis

: 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

Other Words from adenohypophysis

adenohypophyseal \ -​(ˌ)hī-​ˌpäf-​ə-​ˈsē-​əl How to pronounce adenohypophyseal (audio) \ or adenohypophysial \ -​ˌhī-​pə-​ˈfiz-​ē-​əl How to pronounce adenohypophysial (audio) \ adjective

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