Hypophysis definition

hīpäfəsis, hipäfəsis
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(anatomy) The pituitary gland.
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(botany) The top cell of the suspensor in a dicot embryo, which will differentiate to form part of the root cap.
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Noun

Singular:
hypophysis
Plural:
hypophyses

Origin of hypophysis

  • From Greek ὑπό (hypo, “under”) + φύσις (physis, “nature”), from φύω (phyō, “to bring forth”).

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