myxedema

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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

myxedematous

play \-ˈde-mə-təs, -ˈdē-\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of myxedema

New Latin, from Greek myxa lamp wick, nasal mucus + New Latin edema edema — more at mucus


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myxedema

noun myx·ede·ma
variants: or chiefly British myxoedema play \ˌmik-sə-ˈdē-mə\

medical Definition of myxedema

:severe hypothyroidism characterized by firm inelastic edema, dry skin and hair, and loss of mental and physical vigor

myxedematous

or chiefly British myxoedematous play \-ˈdem-ət-əs, -ˈdē-mət-\ adjective

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