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myxedema

or myx·oe·de·ma

[mik-si-dee-muh]
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noun Pathology.
  1. a condition characterized by thickening of the skin, blunting of the senses and intellect, and labored speech, associated with hypothyroidism.

Origin of myxedema

First recorded in 1875–80; myx- + edema
Related formsmyx·e·dem·a·tous [mik-si-dem-uh-tuh s, -dee-muh-] /ˌmɪk sɪˈdɛm ə təs, -ˈdi mə-/, adjectivemyx·e·dem·ic [mik-si-dem-ik] /ˌmɪk sɪˈdɛm ɪk/, adjectivepost·myx·e·dem·a·tous, adjectivepost·myx·e·dem·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for myxoedema

myxoedema

US myxedema

noun
  1. a disease resulting from underactivity of the thyroid gland characterized by puffy eyes, face, and hands and mental sluggishnessSee also cretinism
Derived Formsmyxoedemic (ˌmɪksɪˈdɛmɪk), myxoedematous (ˌmɪksɪˈdɛmətəs, -ˈdiː-), US myxedemic or myxedematous, adjective
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myxoedema in Medicine

myxedema

(mĭk′sĭ-dēmə)
n.
  1. A disease caused by decreased activity of the thyroid gland in adults and characterized by dry skin, swellings around the lips and nose, mental deterioration, and a subnormal basal metabolic rate.
Related formsmyx′e•dema•tous (-dĕmə-təs, -dēmə-) null adj.
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