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[hahy-pof-uh-sek-tuh-mee, hi-] /haɪˌpɒf əˈsɛk tə mi, hɪ-/

noun, plural hypophysectomies. Surgery.
excision of the pituitary gland.

hypophysectomy hy·poph·y·sec·to·my (hī-pŏf’ĭ-sěk’tə-mē)
Excision or destruction of the pituitary gland.


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