neurohypophysis

noun
neu·​ro·​hy·​poph·​y·​sis | \ ˌnu̇r-ō-hī-ˈpä-fə-səs How to pronounce neurohypophysis (audio) , 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

Other Words from neurohypophysis

neurohypophyseal or neurohypophysial \ ˌnu̇r-​ō-​(ˌ)hī-​ˌpä-​fə-​ˈsē-​əl How to pronounce neurohypophysis (audio) , -​ˌhī-​pə-​fə-​ , -​ˈzē-​ , -​ˌhī-​pə-​ˈfi-​zē-​ , ˌnyu̇r-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of neurohypophysis

1912, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for neurohypophysis

neuro- + hypophysis

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The first known use of neurohypophysis was in 1912

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“Neurohypophysis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/neurohypophysis. Accessed 16 Jan. 2022.

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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) \

Medical Definition of neurohypophysis

: 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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