myxedema myxedema

Definition(s):

  • (n) hypothyroidism marked by dry skin and swellings around lips and nose as well as mental deterioration

Usage(s):

  1. Pernicious anemia, he showed, is a deficiency disease in a category with diabetes and myxedema.
  2. The investigators suggest that this dinitrophenol dose be tried cautiously for myxedema and other phenomena of sub-functioning thyroids.
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effusion effusion
/ɪ ˈfju ʒən/