Stupendous Word of the Day

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It’s finals week…I’m teaching three classes and taking two…I’m going mildly insane…but the grammar/English teacher/book lover in me still wants to take a brief moment to appreciate a truly stupendous word.  So here it is… drumroll please…

hypothalamohypophysial
Referring, of course, to the hypothalamohypophysial portal system, by which the hypothalamus (aka the nervous system) controls the pituitary gland (aka the boss of the endocrine system), the back of which is called the neurohypophysis.  Hence the etymology of the word hypothalamohypophysial.

Go ahead.  Try to say it out loud.  I double dog dare you.

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