adenohypophysis

noun
ad·e·no·hy·poph·y·sis | \-hī-ˈpä-fə-səs \
plural adenohypophyses\-fə-ˌsēz \

Definition of adenohypophysis 

: the anterior glandular lobe of the pituitary gland

Other Words from adenohypophysis

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

noun
ad·e·no·hy·poph·y·sis | \-hī-ˈpäf-ə-səs \
plural adenohypophyses\-ə-ˌsēz \

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 \ or adenohypophysial \-ˌhī-pə-ˈfiz-ē-əl \ adjective

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