Definition of supraopticohypophysial in English:

supraopticohypophysial

adjective

Anatomy
  • Designating a tract of unmyelinated nerve fibres running from the supraoptic and paraventricular nuclei of the hypothalamus to the posterior part of the hypophysis, conveying the hormones vasopressin and oxytocin for storage in and release from the hypophysis.

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in Anatomical Records. From supra-optic + -o- + hypophysial, after scientific Latin supraoptico-hypophyseus.

Pronunciation

supraopticohypophysial

/ˌsjuːprəˌɒptɪkəʊhʌɪpə(ʊ)ˈfɪzɪəl//ˌsuːprəˌɒptɪkəʊhʌɪpə(ʊ)ˈfɪzɪəl/