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hypothyroidism

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noun hy·po·thy·roid·ism \-ˌrȯi-ˌdi-zəm\

Definition of hypothyroidism

  1. :  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


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hypothyroidism

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noun hy·po·thy·roid·ism \-ˌiz-əm\

Medical Definition of hypothyroidism

  1. :  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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