hypopituitarism

noun
hy·​po·​pi·​tu·​ita·​rism | \ ˌhī-pō-pə-ˈtü-ə-tə-ˌri-zəm How to pronounce hypopituitarism (audio) , -ˈtü-ə-ˌtri-, -ˈtyü- \

Definition of hypopituitarism

: deficient production of growth hormones by the pituitary gland

Other Words from hypopituitarism

hypopituitary \ ˌhī-​pō-​pə-​ˈtü-​ə-​ˌter-​ē How to pronounce hypopituitarism (audio) , -​ˈtyü-​ \ adjective

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Recent Examples on the Web Esther’s said to be afflicted with hypopituitarism, a hormone disorder that stunts her growth. K. Austin Collins, Rolling Stone, 24 Aug. 2022

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First Known Use of hypopituitarism

1909, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hypopituitarism

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“Hypopituitarism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypopituitarism. Accessed 24 Sep. 2022.

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hypopituitarism

noun
hy·​po·​pi·​tu·​ita·​rism | \ ˌhī-pō-pə-ˈt(y)ü-ət-ə-ˌriz-əm, -ˈt(y)ü-ə-ˌtriz- How to pronounce hypopituitarism (audio) \

Medical Definition of hypopituitarism

: deficient production of growth hormones by the pituitary gland

Other Words from hypopituitarism

hypopituitary \ -​ˈt(y)ü-​ə-​ˌter-​ē How to pronounce hypopituitarism (audio) \ adjective

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