pars distalis

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested in English in 1913 or prior: from scientific Latin pars distālis, from classical Latin pars (part) + post-classical Latin distālis (~distant).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Received Pronunciation) enPR: päz' dĭstäʹlēs, päz' dĭstāʹlēs, päz' dĭstăʹlēs, IPA(key): /ˌpɑːz dɪsˈtɑːliːs/,[1] /ˌpɑːz dɪsˈteɪliːs/,[1] /ˌpɑːz dɪsˈtaliːs/,[1]
  • (US) enPR: pärz' dĭstăʹlis, pärz' dĭstāʹlis, IPA(key): /ˌpɑɹz dɪsˈtælis/,[1] /ˌpɑɹz dɪsˈteɪlis/,[1]

Noun[edit]

pars distalis (plural partes distales)

  1. (anatomy)[1] The distal part of the adrenohypophysis, which contains the majority of its hormone-secreting cells.[1]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 pars distalis, n.” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary (draft entry, December 2007)