hypophysectomy
noun (plural -mies) Date: 1909 surgical removal of the pituitary gland

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  • hypophysectomy — [hī päf΄ə sek′tə mē, hī΄pə fəsek′tə mē] n. pl. hypophysectomies the surgical removal of the pituitary gland …   English World dictionary

  • Hypophysectomy — Interventions infobox Name = PAGENAME ICD10 = ICD9 = 07.6 MeshID = D007016 OtherCodes = Hypophysectomy is the surgical removal of the pituitary gland, also called hypophysis. It is most commonly performed to treat tumors, especially… …   Wikipedia

  • hypophysectomy — /huy pof euh sek teuh mee, hi /, n., pl. hypophysectomies. Surg. excision of the pituitary gland. [1905 10; HYPOPHYS(IS) + ECTOMY] * * * …   Universalium

  • hypophysectomy — noun the surgical removal of the hypophysis (pituitary gland) …   Wiktionary

  • hypophysectomy — Surgical removal of the hypophysis or pituitary gland. * * * hy·poph·y·sec·to·my mē n, pl mies surgical removal of the pituitary gland * * * n. the surgical removal or destruction of the pituitary gland (hypophysis) in the brain. The operation… …   Medical dictionary

  • hypophysectomy — n. surgical removal of the pituitary gland (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hypophysectomy — hy·poph·y·sec·to·my …   English syllables

  • hypophysectomy — n. the surgical removal or destruction of the pituitary gland (hypophysis) in the brain. The operation may be conducted by opening the skull or by the insertion of special needles that produce a very low temperature (see cryosurgery).… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • hypophysectomy — hy•poph•y•sec•to•my [[t]haɪˌpɒf əˈsɛk tə mi, hɪ [/t]] n. pl. mies srg surgical excision of the pituitary gland • Etymology: 1905–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • hypophysectomy — noun surgical removal of the pituitary gland • Derivationally related forms: ↑hypophysectomize, ↑hypophysectomise • Hypernyms: ↑ablation, ↑extirpation, ↑cutting out, ↑excision …   Useful english dictionary

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