hypothyroidism

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Coined some time between 1900 and 1905 from hypo- (under) +‎ thyroid +‎ -ism.[1]

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  • IPA(key): /ˌhaɪpəˈθaɪɹɔɪˌdɪzəm/

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hypothyroidism (countable and uncountable, plural hypothyroidisms)

  1. (pathology) The disease state caused by insufficient production of thyroid hormone by the thyroid gland. [from 1900s]
    Synonyms: underactive thyroid, low thyroid
    Antonym: hyperthyroidism

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