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A congenital condition caused by a deficiency of thyroid hormone during prenatal development and characterized by small stature, intellectual disability, dystrophy of the bones, and a low basal metabolism.
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(Pathology) old-fashioned a condition arising from a deficiency of thyroid hormone, present from birth, characterized by dwarfism and mental retardation. See also myxoedema
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cre•tin•ism(ˈkrit nˌɪz əm; esp. Brit. ˈkrɛt-)
a congenital deficiency of thyroid secretion, resulting in stunted growth, deformity, and mental retardation.
[1795–1805; < French crétinisme]
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Medicine. a congenital deficiency of thyroid secretion causing deformity and idiocy. — cretinoid, cretinous, adj.See also: Idiocy
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Dwarfism and mental retardation caused by too little thyroxine in childhood.
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|Noun||1.||cretinism - severe hypothyroidism resulting in physical and mental stunting|
hypothyroidism - an underactive thyroid gland; a glandular disorder resulting from insufficient production of thyroid hormones
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n. cretinismo, hipotiroidismo congénito debido a una deficiencia acentuada de la hormona tiroidea.
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