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hy•po•thy•roid•ism



Pronunciation: (hī"pu-thī'roi-diz"um), [key]
n. Pathol.
1. deficient activity of the thyroid gland.
2. the condition produced by a deficiency of thyroid secretion, resulting in goiter, myxedema, and, in children, cretinism.

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