hypothyroidism

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Coined some time between 1900 and 1905 from the prefix "hypo-" (meaning "under), the word "thyroid," and the suffix "-ism" (meaning "a system of").[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌhaɪpəˈθaɪrɔɪˌdɪzəm/

Noun[edit]

hypothyroidism (uncountable)

  1. (pathology) The disease state caused by insufficient production of thyroid hormone by the thyroid gland.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Hypothyroidism at Dictionary.com