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[hahy-pof-uh-sis, hi-] /haɪˈpɒf ə sɪs, hɪ-/

noun, plural hypophyses
[hahy-pof-uh-seez, hi-] /haɪˈpɒf əˌsiz, hɪ-/ (Show IPA). Anatomy.
noun (pl) -ses (-ˌsiːz)
the technical name for pituitary gland

hypophysis hy·poph·y·sis (hī-pŏf’ĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. hy·poph·y·ses (-sēz’)
See pituitary gland.


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