hyperpituitarism

noun

hy·​per·​pi·​tu·​ita·​rism ˌhī-pər-pə-ˈtü-ə-tə-ˌri-zəm How to pronounce hyperpituitarism (audio)
-ˈtü-ə-ˌtri-,
-ˈtyü-
: excessive production of growth hormones by the pituitary gland
hyperpituitary adjective

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary

First Known Use

1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hyperpituitarism was in 1909

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“Hyperpituitarism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyperpituitarism. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

hyperpituitarism

noun
hy·​per·​pi·​tu·​ita·​rism -pə-ˈt(y)ü-ət-ə-ˌriz-əm, -ˈt(y)ü-ə-ˌtriz- How to pronounce hyperpituitarism (audio)
: excessive production of growth hormones by the pituitary gland
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