hypophyseal

adjective

hy·​po·​phy·​se·​al (ˌ)hī-ˌpä-fə-ˈsē-əl How to pronounce hypophyseal (audio)
ˌhī-pə-,
-ˈzē-;
ˌhī-pə-ˈfi-zē-əl
variants or less commonly hypophysial
: of or relating to the hypophysis

Word History

Etymology

hypophyseal from hypophysis + -eal (as in laryngeal entry 1, tracheal); hypophysial from hypophysis + -ial

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hypophyseal was in 1882

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Cite this Entry

“Hypophyseal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypophyseal. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

Medical Definition

hypophyseal

adjective

hy·​po·​phy·​se·​al
: of or relating to the hypophysis
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