noun Pathology.
a condition characterized by thickening of the skin, blunting of the senses and intellect, and labored speech, associated with hypothyroidism.
Also, myxoedema.

1875–80; myx- + edema

myxedematous [mik-si-dem-uh-tuhs, -dee-muh-] , adjective
myxedemic [mik-si-dem-ik] , adjective
postmyxedematous, adjective
postmyxedemic, adjective Unabridged
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myxedema myx·e·de·ma (mĭk'sĭ-dē'mə)
A disease caused by decreased activity of the thyroid gland in adults and characterized by dry skin, swellings around the lips and nose, mental deterioration, and a subnormal basal metabolic rate.

myx'e·dem'a·tous (-děm'ə-təs, -dē'mə-) or myx'e·dem'ic (-děm'ĭk) adj.
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