hypophysis definition

  • noun:
    • See pituitary gland.
    • The pituitary gland.
    • the most truly effective cell of the suspensor in a dicot embryo, that may distinguish to form area of the root limit.
    • See Pituitary body, under pituitary.
    • Cataract.
    • The pituitary human anatomy regarding the mind, which will be lodged inside sella turcica of the sphenoid bone tissue, and attached to the tuber cinereum of this mind by the infundibulum.
    • In bot: In angiosperms, the level of cells within the embryo caused by the consecutive fission of this penultimate cell of the suspensor, gives rise toward major root and root-cap.
    • In mosses, an enlargement of this pedicel in the root of the pill. Also known as, less properly, apophysis. See cut under Andre├Ža.
    • the master gland associated with endocrine system; located at the base of the mind

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