n. pl. hy·poph·y·ses (-sēz′)
See pituitary gland.
[New Latin, from Greek hupophusis, attachment underneath, from hupophuein, to grow up beneath : hupo-, hypo- + phuein, to make grow; see bheuə- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
hy·poph′y·sial, hy·poph′y·seal (hī-pŏf′ĭ-sēəl, -zē-, hī′pə-fĭzē-əl) adj.
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