hypophysectomy

noun hy·poph·y·sec·to·my \ (ˌ)hī-ˌpä-fə-ˈsek-tə-mē \

Definition of hypophysectomy

plural hypophysectomies
: surgical removal of the pituitary gland

First Known Use of hypophysectomy

1909


Medical Dictionary

hypophysectomy

noun hy·poph·y·sec·to·my \ -mē \

medical Definition of hypophysectomy

plural hypophysectomies
: surgical removal of the pituitary gland

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