hypothyroidism

[ hahy-puh-thahy-roi-diz-uh m ]
/ ˌhaɪ pəˈθaɪ rɔɪˌdɪz əm /

noun Pathology.

deficient activity of the thyroid gland.
the condition produced by a deficiency of thyroid secretion, resulting in goiter, myxedema, and, in children, cretinism.

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Origin of hypothyroidism

First recorded in 1900–05; hypo- + thyroid + -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM hypothyroidism

hy·po·thy·roid, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hypothyroidism

hypothyroidism
/ (ˌhaɪpəʊˈθaɪrɔɪˌdɪzəm) /

noun pathol

insufficient production of thyroid hormones by the thyroid gland
any disorder, such as cretinism or myxoedema, resulting from this

Derived forms of hypothyroidism

hypothyroid, noun, adjective
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Medical definitions for hypothyroidism

hypothyroidism
[ hī′pō-thīroi-dĭz′əm ]

n.

Insufficient production of thyroid hormones.
A pathological condition resulting from thyroid insufficiency, which may lead to cretinism or myxedema.

Other words from hypothyroidism

hy′po•thyroid adj.
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Scientific definitions for hypothyroidism

hypothyroidism
[ hī′pō-thīroi-dĭz′əm ]

An abnormality of the thyroid gland characterized by insufficient production of thyroid hormone, which can result in a decreased basal metabolic rate, causing weight gain and fatigue. Compare hyperthyroidism.
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