Origin of hypophysisModern Latin from Gr, undergrowth, process from hypophyein from hypo-, under + phyein, to grow: see be
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 bheuə- 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”).