hypophysectomy

noun

hy·​poph·​y·​sec·​to·​my (ˌ)hī-ˌpä-fə-ˈsek-tə-mē How to pronounce hypophysectomy (audio)
plural hypophysectomies
: surgical removal of the pituitary gland

Word History

Etymology

hypophys(is) + -ectomy

First Known Use

1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hypophysectomy was in 1909

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Cite this Entry

“Hypophysectomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypophysectomy. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

hypophysectomy

noun
hy·​poph·​y·​sec·​to·​my -mē How to pronounce hypophysectomy (audio)
plural hypophysectomies
: surgical removal of the pituitary gland
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