hypophysis

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noun hy·poph·y·sis \hī-ˈpä-fə-səs\

Definition of hypophysis

plural

hypophyses

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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

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noun hy·poph·y·sis \hī-ˈpäf-ə-səs\

Medical Definition of hypophysis

plural

hypophyses

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