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Meaning of CRETINISM

Pronunciation:  'kreet`nizum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  severe hypothyroidism resulting in physical and mental stunting
 

CRETINISM is a 9 letter word that starts with C.

 

 See Also: hypothyroidism

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cre"tin*ism\ (kr[=e]"t[i^]n*[i^]z'm), n. [F.
cr['e]tinisme.]
A condition of endemic or inherited idiocy, accompanied by
physical degeneracy and deformity (usually with goiter),
frequent in certain mountain valleys, esp. of the Alps.

 
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 Related Terms: acromegaly, amentia, arrested development, backwardness, blithering idiocy, choriocarcinoma, diabetes, diabetes insipidus, diabetes mellitus, dwarfism, giantism, half-wittedness, hyperglycemia, hyperparathyroidism, hypo-ovarianism, hypothyroidism, idiocy, idiotism, imbecility, infantilism, insanity, mental defectiveness, mental deficiency, mental handicap, mental retardation, mongolianism, mongolism, mongoloid idiocy, moronism, moronity, panhypopituitarism, pheochromocytoma, profound idiocy, retardation, retardment, sexual precocity, simplemindedness, simpleness, simple-wittedness, simplicity, subnormality, thyrotoxicosis, toxic goiter
 

 

 

 

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