pars anterior


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pars anterior

[¦pärz ‚an′tir·ē·ər]
(anatomy)
The major secretory portion of the anterior lobe of the adenohypophysis. Also known as pars distalis.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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