myxedema

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Etymology[edit]

From myxo- +‎ edema.

Noun[edit]

myxedema (countable and uncountable, plural myxedemas)

  1. (pathology) A form of cutaneous and dermal edema that is secondary to increased deposition of connective tissue components in subcutaneous tissue. [from 19th c.]
    • 1997, Roy Porter, The Greatest Benefit to Mankind, Folio Society 2016, p. 542:
      The obvious inference was that myxoedema, goitre and cretinism were due to thyroid failure.

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