Definition of anterior pituitary in English:

anterior pituitary

adjective

Anatomy Zoology
  • Designating the anterior glandular part of the pituitary gland (the adenohypophysis), which secretes hormones having a trophic effect on other glands of the endocrine system; of or relating to this.

noun

Anatomy Zoology
  • This part of the pituitary gland.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of Anatomy and Physiology.