or myx·oe·de·ma

[ mik-si-dee-muh ]

  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

Other words from myxedema

  • myx·e·dem·a·tous [mik-si-dem-uh-tuhs, -dee-muh-], /ˌmɪk sɪˈdɛm ə təs, -ˈdi mə-/, adjective
  • myx·e·dem·ic [mik-si-dem-ik], /ˌmɪk sɪˈdɛm ɪk/, adjective
  • post·myx·e·dem·a·tous, adjective
  • post·myx·e·dem·ic, adjective

Words Nearby myxedema Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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