cretinism

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From cretin +‎ -ism.

Noun[edit]

cretinism (countable and uncountable, plural cretinisms)

  1. (medicine) A condition of severely stunted physical and mental growth due to the untreated congenital deficiency of thyroid hormones.

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French crétinisme.

Noun[edit]

cretinism n (uncountable)

  1. cretinism
  2. idiocy

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