thyrotroph

A cell in the anterior lobe of the pituitary that produces thyrotropin.

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thy·ro·troph (thiґro-trōf) a basophil of the adenohypophysis that secretes thyrotropin; called also beta basophil and thyrotrope or thyrotropic cell.

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