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-
: deficient production of growth hormones by the pituitary gland
hypopituitary adjective

Examples of hypopituitarism in a Sentence

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

1909, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hypopituitarism was in 1909

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“Hypopituitarism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypopituitarism. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

Medical Definition

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)
: deficient production of growth hormones by the pituitary gland
hypopituitary adjective

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