Complete Definition of "adenohypophysis"

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Noun
adenohypophysis (plural adenohypophyses)

  1. anatomy the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland, producing and secreting several peptide hormones that regulate many physiological processes including stress, growth, and reproduction.

Synonyms
anterior lobe
anterior pituitary

Derived terms
adenohypophyseal
adenohypophysial

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