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myxedema

noun myx·ede·ma \ˌmik-sə-ˈdē-mə\

Definition of MYXEDEMA

:  severe hypothyroidism characterized by firm inelastic edema, dry skin and hair, and loss of mental and physical vigor
myx·ede·ma·tous \-ˈde-mə-təs, -ˈdē-\ adjective

Origin of MYXEDEMA

New Latin, from Greek myxa lamp wick, nasal mucus + New Latin edema edema — more at mucus
First Known Use: 1877

myxedema

noun myx·ede·ma   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MYXEDEMA

:  severe hypothyroidism characterized by firm inelastic edema, dry skin and hair, and loss of mental and physical vigor
myx·ede·ma·tous or chiefly British myx·oe·de·ma·tous \-ˈdem-ət-əs, -ˈdē-mət-\ adjective

Variants of MYXEDEMA

myx·ede·ma or chiefly British myx·oe·de·ma \ˌmik-sə-ˈdē-mə\

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