myxoedema

US myxedema

/ (ˌmɪksɪˈdiːmə) /


noun
  1. a disease resulting from underactivity of the thyroid gland characterized by puffy eyes, face, and hands and mental sluggishness: See also cretinism

Derived forms of myxoedema

  • myxoedemic (ˌmɪksɪˈdɛmɪk), myxoedematous (ˌmɪksɪˈdɛmətəs, -ˈdiː-), US myxedemic or myxedematous, adjective

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