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hypothyroidism

[hahy-puh-thahy-roi-diz-uh m] /ˌhaɪ pəˈθaɪ rɔɪˌdɪz əm/
noun, Pathology
1.
deficient activity of the thyroid gland.
2.
the condition produced by a deficiency of thyroid secretion, resulting in goiter, myxedema, and, in children, cretinism.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; hypo- + thyroid + -ism
Related forms
hypothyroid, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hypo-thyroid

hypothyroidism

/ˌhaɪpəʊˈθaɪrɔɪˌdɪzəm/
noun (pathol)
1.
insufficient production of thyroid hormones by the thyroid gland
2.
any disorder, such as cretinism or myxoedema, resulting from this
Derived Forms
hypothyroid, noun, adjective
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hypo-thyroid in Medicine

hypothyroidism hy·po·thy·roid·ism (hī'pō-thī'roi-dĭz'əm)
n.

  1. Insufficient production of thyroid hormones.

  2. A pathological condition resulting from thyroid insufficiency, which may lead to cretinism or myxedema.

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hypo-thyroid in Science
hypothyroidism
  (hī'pō-thī'roi-dĭz'əm)   
An abnormality of the thyroid gland characterized by insufficient production of thyroid hormone, which can result in a decreased basal metabolic rate, causing weight gain and fatigue. Compare hyperthyroidism.
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Encyclopedia Article for hypo-thyroid

hypothyroidism

a deficiency in hormone production by the thyroid gland.

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