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An autoimmune disease of the thyroid gland, characterized by goiter, infiltration of the thyroid gland with lymphocytes, and hypothyroidism. Also called Hashimoto's thyroiditis.
[After Hakaru Hashimoto (1881-1934), Japanese physician.]
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|Noun||1.||Hashimoto's disease - autoimmune disorder of the thyroid gland; most common in middle-aged women|
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