hypophyseal

adjective
hy·po·phy·se·al | \(ˌ)hī-ˌpä-fə-ˈsē-əl, 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

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

Medical Definition of hypophyseal 

: of or relating to the hypophysis

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