neurohypophysis

noun neu·ro·hy·poph·y·sis \ ˌnu̇r-ō-hī-ˈpä-fə-səs , ˌnyu̇r- \

Definition of neurohypophysis

: the portion of the pituitary gland that is composed of the infundibulum and posterior lobe and is concerned with the secretion of various hormones

neurohypophyseal

or neurohypophysial play \ˌnu̇r-ō-(ˌ)hī-ˌpä-fə-ˈsē-əl, -ˌhī-pə-fə-, -ˈzē-, -ˌhī-pə-ˈfi-zē-, ˌnyu̇r-\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of neurohypophysis

New Latin


Medical Dictionary

neurohypophysis

noun neu·ro·hy·poph·y·sis \ -hī-ˈpäf-ə-səs \

medical Definition of neurohypophysis

plural neurohypophyses play \-ˌsēz\
: the portion of the pituitary gland that is derived from the embryonic brain, is composed of the infundibulum and neural lobe, and is concerned with the secretion of various hormones called also posterior pituitary gland; compare adenohypophysis

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