|old-fashioned See also myxoedema a condition arising from a deficiency of thyroid hormone, present from birth, characterized by dwarfism and mental retardation|
|a stew of meat, vegetables, potatoes, etc.|
|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
cretinism cre·tin·ism (krēt'n-ĭz'əm)
A congenital condition due to thyroid hormone deficiency during fetal development and marked in childhood by dwarfed stature, mental retardation, dystrophy of the bones, and a low basal metabolism. Also called congenital myxedema, cretinoid dysplasia.