adenohypophysis[-hī päf′ə sis]
adenohypophysis definition by Webster's New World
noun pl. adenohypophyses
the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland: it secretes such hormones as ACTH and luteinizing hormone
adenohypophysis definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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The anterior glandular lobe of the pituitary gland that secretes many hormones, including ACTH, prolactin, and somatotropin.
- adˌe·no·hy·pophˌy·seˈal, adˌe·no·hy·pophˌy·siˈal adjective
adenohypophysis - Medical Definition
The anterior glandular lobe of the pituitary gland, consisting of distal, intermediate, and infundibular parts, and secreting many hormones, including gonadotropin, prolactin, and somatotropin. Also called anterior lobe of hypophysis.
- adenohypophysial adjective