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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ad-n-oh-hahy-pof-uh-sis]
    • /ˌæd n oʊ haɪˈpɒf ə sɪs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ad-n-oh-hahy-pof-uh-sis]
    • /ˌæd n oʊ haɪˈpɒf ə sɪs/

Definitions of adenohypophysis word

  • noun adenohypophysis the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland 3
  • noun adenohypophysis the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland: it secretes such hormones as ACTH and luteinizing hormone 3
  • noun plural adenohypophysis See under pituitary gland. 1
  • noun adenohypophysis a small, somewhat cherry-shaped double structure attached by a stalk to the base of the brain and constituting the master endocrine gland affecting all hormonal functions in the body, consisting of an anterior region ((anterior pituitary) or (adenohypophysis)) that develops embryonically from the roof of the mouth and that secretes growth hormone, LH, FSH, ACTH, TSH, and MSH, a posterior region ((posterior pituitary) or (neurohypophysis)) that develops from the back of the forebrain and that secretes the hormones vasopressin and oxytocin, and an intermediate part (pars intermedia) derived from the anterior region but joined to the posterior region, that secretes the hormone MSH in lower vertebrates. 1
  • noun adenohypophysis (anatomy) the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland, producing and secreting several peptide hormones that regulate many physiological processes including stress, growth, and reproduction. 1

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Origin of adenohypophysis

First appearance:

before 1930
One of the 10% newest English words
First recorded in 1930-35; adeno- + hypophysis

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adenohypophysis popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 44% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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