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athyroidism a·thy·roid·ism (ā-thī'roi-dĭz'əm, ə-thī'-) or a·thy·re·a (ā-thī'rē-ə, ə-thī'-) or a·thy·ro·sis (ā'thī-rō'sĭs, āth'ī-)
The absence of the thyroid gland or the suppression of its secretion.

a'thy·rot'ic (ā'thī-rŏt'ĭk, āth'ī-) adj.
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