Overview

adenohypophysis


Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

In vertebrates, part of the pituitary gland that is derived from the hypophysial sac during the development of the embryo. It has two parts: the pars distalis, which forms the anterior lobe of the pituitary; and the pars intermedia (absent in some mammals and in birds), which forms part of the posterior lobe. Compare neurohypophysis.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.


Reference entries

See all related reference entries in Oxford Index »


Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.