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

Definition of hypophyseal

: of or relating to the hypophysis

First Known Use of hypophyseal

1882, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hypophyseal

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

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The first known use of hypophyseal was in 1882

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“Hypophyseal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypophyseal. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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hypophyseal

adjective
hy·​po·​phy·​se·​al
variants: also hypophysial \ (ˌ)hī-​ˌpäf-​ə-​ˈsē-​əl How to pronounce hypophyseal (audio) , ˌhī-​pə-​fə-​ How to pronounce hypophyseal (audio) , -​ˈzē-​; ˌhī-​pə-​ˈfiz-​ē-​əl How to pronounce hypophyseal (audio) \

Medical Definition of hypophyseal

: of or relating to the hypophysis

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