hypophysis[hī päf′ə sis, hi-]
See pituitary gland.
Origin of hypophysisNew Latin, from Greek hupophusis, attachment underneath, from hupophuein, to grow up beneath : hupo-, hypo- + phuein, to make grow; see bheu&schwa;- in Indo-European roots.
- hy·poph′y·si′al, hy·poph′y·se′al
- (anatomy) The pituitary gland.
- (botany) The top cell of the suspensor in a dicot embryo, which will differentiate to form part of the root cap.
From Greek ὑπό (hypo, “under”) + φύσις (physis, “nature”), from φύω (phyō, “to bring forth”).