cretinism

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noun cre·tin·ism \ ˈkrē-tᵊn-ˌi-zəm \

Definition of cretinism

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

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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

: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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