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cretinism

noun cre·tin·ism \-tən-ˌi-zəm\

Definition of CRETINISM

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

First Known Use of CRETINISM

1801

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cretinism

noun cre·tin·ism \-ən-ˌiz-əm\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CRETINISM

:  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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