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hypopituitarism

[ hahy-poh-pi-too-i-tuh-riz-uhm, -tyoo- ]
/ ˌhaɪ poʊ pɪˈtu ɪ təˌrɪz əm, -ˈtyu- /
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noun Pathology.
abnormally diminished activity of the pituitary gland, especially of the anterior lobe.
the condition produced by this, characterized by obesity, retention of adolescent traits, sterility, amenorrhea, and, in extreme cases, dwarfism.
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Origin of hypopituitarism

First recorded in 1905–10; hypo- + pituitar(y) + -ism
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British Dictionary definitions for hypopituitarism

hypopituitarism
/ (ˌhaɪpəpɪˈtjuːɪtəˌrɪzəm) /

noun
pathol underactivity of the pituitary gland

Derived forms of hypopituitarism

hypopituitary, adjective
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