neurohypophysis

noun

neu·​ro·​hy·​poph·​y·​sis ˌnu̇r-ō-hī-ˈpä-fə-səs How to pronounce neurohypophysis (audio)
ˌnyu̇r-
: 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 adjective
or neurohypophysial

Word History

Etymology

neuro- + hypophysis

First Known Use

1912, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of neurohypophysis was in 1912

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Cite this Entry

“Neurohypophysis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/neurohypophysis. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

neurohypophysis

noun
neu·​ro·​hy·​poph·​y·​sis -hī-ˈpäf-ə-səs How to pronounce neurohypophysis (audio)
plural neurohypophyses -ˌsēz How to pronounce neurohypophysis (audio)
: 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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