thy·​roid·​itis | \ ˌthī-ˌrȯi-ˈdī-təs How to pronounce thyroiditis (audio) , ˌthī-rə- \

Definition of thyroiditis

: inflammation of the thyroid gland

Examples of thyroiditis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Those with lupus, Hashimoto thyroiditis (hypothyroidism), and Grave’s disease (hyperthyroidism) will often experience hair loss. Audrey Noble, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Pro's Guide to Tackling Hair Loss and Thinning," 8 Oct. 2020 Women who have a thyroid disorder often are found to have high concentrations of anti-thyroid antibodies in their bodies, a condition known as chronic thyroiditis, Hashimoto’s disease or autoimmune thyroid disease. Mayo Clinic News Network,, "Thyroid disorder may not show symptoms until pregnancy," 4 Oct. 2019 In some women, this condition also results in a disorder known as postpartum thyroiditis after pregnancy. Mayo Clinic News Network,, "Thyroid disorder may not show symptoms until pregnancy," 4 Oct. 2019 Rodriguez also spoke about her battle with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, an autoimmune disorder in which the immune system attacks the thyroid gland and often includes depression as a symptom. Christina Oehler,, "‘Jane the Virgin’ Star Gina Rodriguez’s Opens Up About Her Mental Health and Battling Depression," 18 June 2019 Then there are less common causes, like postpartum thyroiditis. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "Are Hashimoto’s Disease and Hypothyroidism the Same Thing?," 14 May 2018 Also known as chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis, the condition causes the immune system to attack the thyroid and is the most common cause of hypothyroidism in the United States. Amanda Arnold, The Cut, "Gigi Hadid Opens Up About Autoimmune Disease," 12 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of thyroiditis

circa 1885, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for thyroiditis

thyroid entry 1 + -itis

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The first known use of thyroiditis was circa 1885

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“Thyroiditis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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thy·​roid·​itis | \ ˌthī-ˌrȯid-ˈīt-əs, -rəd- How to pronounce thyroiditis (audio) \

Medical Definition of thyroiditis

: inflammation of the thyroid gland

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