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myxedema

or myx·oe·de·ma

[ mik-si-dee-muh ]
/ ˌmɪk sɪˈdi mə /
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noun Pathology.

a condition characterized by thickening of the skin, blunting of the senses and intellect, and labored speech, associated with hypothyroidism.

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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-/, 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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Medical definitions for myxedema

myxedema
[ mĭk′sĭ-dēmə ]

n.

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.

Other words from myxedema

myx′e•dema•tous (-dĕmə-təs, -dēmə-) null adj.
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