hypophyseal stalk

hypophyseal stalk
noun
the funnel-shaped stalk connecting the pituitary gland to the hypothalamus
Hypernyms: ↑infundibulum
Part Holonyms: ↑pituitary, ↑pituitary gland, ↑pituitary body, ↑hypophysis

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