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HYPOTHYROIDISM

 Dictionary entry overview: What does hypothyroidism mean? 

HYPOTHYROIDISM (noun)
  The noun HYPOTHYROIDISM has 1 sense:

1. an underactive thyroid gland; a glandular disorder resulting from insufficient production of thyroid hormones

  Familiarity information: HYPOTHYROIDISM used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HYPOTHYROIDISM (noun)


Sense 1hypothyroidism [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An underactive thyroid gland; a glandular disorder resulting from insufficient production of thyroid hormones

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Hypernyms ("hypothyroidism" is a kind of...):

adenosis; gland disease; glandular disease; glandular disorder (a disorder of the glands of the body)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "hypothyroidism"):

myxedema; myxoedema (hypothyroidism marked by dry skin and swellings around lips and nose as well as mental deterioration)

cretinism (severe hypothyroidism resulting in physical and mental stunting)

Antonym:

hyperthyroidism (an overactive thyroid gland; pathologically excessive production of thyroid hormones or the condition resulting from excessive production of thyroid hormones)


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