Denoting the condition in which the pituitary gland may be functionally inactive or may be absent, as after hypophysectomy. SYN: hypophyseoprivic. [hypophysis + L. privus, deprived of]

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hy·po·phys·io·priv·ic (hi″po-fiz″e-o-privґik) pertaining to deficiency of hormone secretion by the hypophysis (pituitary gland); see hypopituitarism.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • hypophyseoprivic — SYN: hypophysioprivic. * * * hy·po·phys·eo·priv·ic (hi″po fiz″e o privґik) hypophysioprivic …   Medical dictionary

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