UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/haɪˈpɒfɪsɪs/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(hī pofə sis, hi-)

Inflections of 'hypophysis' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": hypophyses

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
hy•poph•y•sis  (hī pofə sis, hi-),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -ses (hī pofə sis, hi-),USA pronunciation [Anat.]
  1. AnatomySee  pituitary gland. 
hy•poph•y•se•al, hy•poph•y•si•al  (hī pofə sis, hi-),USA pronunciation adj. 
  • Greek hypóphysis outgrowth (from below), equivalent. to hypophý̄(ein) to grow beneath (hypo- hypo- + phý̄ein to grow, be) + -sis -sis
  • 1700–10;

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
hypophysis /haɪˈpɒfɪsɪs/ n ( pl -ses / -ˌsiːz/)
  1. the technical name for pituitary gland
Etymology: 18th Century: from Greek: outgrowth, from hypo- + phuein to grow

hypophyseal, hypophysial /ˌhaɪpəˈfɪzɪəl; haɪˌpɒfɪˈsɪəl/ adj
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