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Pronunciation: hi'po-fiz'e-o-priv'ik

Definition: Denoting the condition in which the pituitary gland may be functionally inactive or may be absent, as after hypophysectomy.

Synonym(s): hypophyseoprivic

[hypophysis + L. privus, deprived of]

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