Definition of Hypophysis

1. Noun. The master gland of the endocrine system; located at the base of the brain.

Definition of Hypophysis

1. n. See Pituitary body, under Pituitary.

Definition of Hypophysis

1. Noun. (anatomy) The pituitary gland. ¹

2. Noun. (botany) The top cell of the suspensor in a dicot embryo, which will differentiate to form part of the root cap. ¹

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Definition of Hypophysis

1. [n -PHYSES]

Medical Definition of Hypophysis

1. A small oval shaped endocrine gland situated at the base of the brain in the fossa (depression) of the sphenoid bone. The overall role is to regulate growth and metabolism. The gland is divided into the posterior and anterior pituitary, each responsible for the production of its own unique hormones. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hypophysis

hypophysial amenorrhoea
hypophysial cachexia
hypophysial duct
hypophysial dwarf
hypophysial fossa
hypophysial infantilism
hypophysial portal circulation
hypophysial portal system
hypophysio-sphenoidal syndrome
hypophysioportal system
hypophysiotropic hormone
hypophysis (current term)
hypophysis cerebri
hypophysis sicca
hypoplasia of right ventricle
hypoplasia of the thymus and parathyroids

Literary usage of Hypophysis

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1907)
"Studies upon Acromegaly, with Special Reference to the Connection between Acromegaly and Tumors of the hypophysis.—Three hypotheses have been advanced to ..."

2. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"Each of these three divisions of the gland possesses special functions. The hypophysis lies in the sella turcica of the base of the skull. ..."

3. A Text-book of Pathology by William George MacCallum, Harry Gideon Wells (1907)
"Equally contradictory and inconclusive are the results of experimental studies of the normal function of the hypophysis, for, while some observers have ..."

4. Physiological chemistry: A Text-book and Manual for Students by Albert Prescott Mathews (1916)
"Among these organs the thyroid, parathyroids, ovaries and testes, pancreas, hypophysis and supra-renals are the most important. THE hypophysis. ..."

5. Surgery, Its Principles and Practice by William Williams Keen (1913)
"LESIONS of the hypophysis and the clinical syndromes associated with them have assumed a new interest for the surgeon since the feasibility of removal of ..."

6. Amphioxus and the Ancestry of the Vertebrates by Arthur Willey (1894)
"the hypophysis to the front end of the notochord are as constant as its ... So close is the apparent relation of the hypophysis to the notochord that at ..."

7. A Text-book of Pathology by William George MacCallum (1916)
"THE EFFECTS OF INJURY TO THE hypophysis Structure.—The hypophysis is a complex organ, formed, in part, of an upgrowth of the epithelium of the pharyngeal ..."

8. Thyroid and Thymus by André Crotti (1918)
"Thyroid and hypophysis.—Boise and Biedl found a marked hypertrophy of the ... Schonemann and Comte found an hypertrophy of the hypophysis whenever the ..."

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