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1. Insufficient production of thyroid hormones.
2. Insufficient functioning of the thyroid gland.
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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)
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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an abnormal thyroid condition marked by a low metabolic rate and loss of stamina. — hypothyroid, adj.See also: Disease and Illness
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Undersecretion of thyroxine, resulting in a very low metabolic rate and sluggish activity, sometimes accompanied by obesity.
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|Noun||1.||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
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n. hipotiroidismo, deficiencia en el funcionamiento de la tiroides.
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