hypothyroidism


hy·po·thy·roid·ism

noun \-ˌri-ˌdi-zəm\

Definition of HYPOTHYROIDISM

:  deficient activity of the thyroid gland; also :  a resultant bodily condition characterized by lowered metabolic rate and general loss of vigor

Origin of HYPOTHYROIDISM

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1905

hy·po·thy·roid·ism

noun \-ˌiz-əm\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HYPOTHYROIDISM

: deficient activity of the thyroid gland; also : a resultant bodily condition characterized by lowered metabolic rate and general loss of vigor

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