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pharyngeal hypophysis


Definition: residual tissue derived from the hypophysial diverticulum that lies in the lamina propria of the nasopharynx; its cells and their arrangement are identical with those of the pars distalis of the adenohypophysis.

Synonym(s): hypophysis pharyngealisTA, pars pharyngea hypophyseos

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