hypophysis

noun hy·poph·y·sis \ hī-ˈpä-fə-səs \

Definition of hypophysis

plural hypophyses play \hī-ˈpä-fə-ˌsēz\

Origin and Etymology of hypophysis

New Latin, from Greek, attachment underneath, from hypophyein to grow beneath, from hypo- + phyein to grow, produce — more at be


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hypophysis

noun hy·poph·y·sis \ hī-ˈpäf-ə-səs \

medical Definition of hypophysis

plural hypophyses play \-ˌsēz\

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