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hy·po·thy·roid·ism

 (hī′pō-thī′roi-dĭz′əm)
n.
1. Insufficient production of thyroid hormones.
2. Insufficient functioning of the thyroid gland.
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hypothyroidism

(ˌhaɪpəʊˈθaɪrɔɪˌdɪzəm)
n
1. (Pathology) insufficient production of thyroid hormones by the thyroid gland
2. (Pathology) any disorder, such as cretinism or myxoedema, resulting from this
ˌhypoˈthyroid n, adj
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hy•po•thy•roid•ism

(ˌhaɪ pəˈθaɪ rɔɪˌdɪz əm)

n.
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.
[1900–05]
hy`po•thy′roid, adj.
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hypothyroidism

an abnormal thyroid condition marked by a low metabolic rate and loss of stamina. — hypothyroid, adj.
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hypothyroidism

Undersecretion of thyroxine, resulting in a very low metabolic rate and sluggish activity, sometimes accompanied by obesity.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hypothyroidism - an underactive thyroid gland; a glandular disorder resulting from insufficient production of thyroid hormones
adenosis, gland disease, glandular disease, glandular disorder - a disorder of the glands of the body
myxedema, myxoedema - hypothyroidism marked by dry skin and swellings around lips and nose as well as mental deterioration
cretinism - severe hypothyroidism resulting in physical and mental stunting
hyperthyroidism, thyrotoxicosis - an overactive thyroid gland; pathologically excessive production of thyroid hormones or the condition resulting from excessive production of thyroid hormones
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Translations
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hy·po·thy·roid·ism

n. hipotiroidismo, deficiencia en el funcionamiento de la tiroides.
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hypothyroidism

n hipotiroidismo
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