hypophysectomy

noun
hy·​poph·​y·​sec·​to·​my | \ (ˌ)hī-ˌpä-fə-ˈsek-tə-mē How to pronounce hypophysectomy (audio) \
plural hypophysectomies

Definition of hypophysectomy

: surgical removal of the pituitary gland

First Known Use of hypophysectomy

1909, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hypophysectomy

hypophys(is) + -ectomy

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“Hypophysectomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypophysectomy. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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hypophysectomy

noun
hy·​poph·​y·​sec·​to·​my | \ -mē How to pronounce hypophysectomy (audio) \
plural hypophysectomies

Medical Definition of hypophysectomy

: surgical removal of the pituitary gland

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