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Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Insufficient production of thyroid hormones.
  • noun Insufficient functioning of the thyroid gland.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A pathological condition in which there is diminished activity of the thyroid gland.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun pathology The disease state caused by insufficient production of thyroid hormone by the thyroid gland.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an underactive thyroid gland; a glandular disorder resulting from insufficient production of thyroid hormones

Etymologies

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

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