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cretinism

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noun cre·tin·ism \-tən-ˌi-zəm\

Definition of cretinism

  1. :  a usually congenital abnormal condition marked by physical stunting and mental retardation and caused by severe hypothyroidism



1801

First Known Use of cretinism

1801


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cretinism

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noun cre·tin·ism \-ən-ˌiz-əm\

Medical Definition of cretinism

  1. :  a usually congenital abnormal condition marked by physical stunting and mental retardation and caused by severe thyroid deficiency—called also infantile myxedema




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