(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.
Origin of hypophysis
- New Latin from Greek hupophusis attachment underneath from hupophuein to grow up beneath hupo- hypo- phuein to make grow bheuə- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Greek ὑπό (hypo, “under”) + φύσις (physis, “nature”), from φύω (phyō, “to bring forth”).