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Pronunciation: ad′ĕ-nō-hī-pof′i-sis

Definition: The anterior pituitary gland; it consists of the distal, intermediate, and infundibular parts.

Synonym(s): lobus anterior hypophyseosTA, anterior lobe of hypophysis, glandular lobe of hypophysis, lobus glandularis hypophyseos

See Also: pituitary gland

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