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English noun: hypophysis

1. hypophysis (body) the master gland of the endocrine system; located at the base of the brain

Synonymspituitary, pituitary body, pituitary gland

Broader (hypernym)ductless gland, endocrine, endocrine gland

Part holonymadenohypophysis, anterior pituitary, anterior pituitary gland, hypophyseal stalk, neurohypophysis, pars nervosa, posterior pituitary, posterior pituitary gland

Part meronymbetweenbrain, diencephalon, interbrain, thalmencephalon

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