Definitions for "Hypophysis"
See Pituitary body, under Pituitary.
Greek hypo = down, physis = growth, hence, a downgrowth (from the brain). However, this is not the whole truth. Part is an upgrowth from the pharynx, adjective - hypophysial.
the master gland of the endocrine system; located at the base of the brain
Keywords:  cataract
A swelling of the seta immediately below the capsule. (See APOPHYSIS)