Myxoedema Myx`[oe]*de"ma, n. [NL. fr. Gr. ? mucus + [oe]dema.] (Med.) A disease producing a peculiar cretinoid appearance of the face, slow speech, and dullness of intellect, and due to failure of the functions of the thyroid gland. [Also spelled {myxedema}.]-- {Myx`[oe]*dem"a*tous}, a., {Myx`[oe]*dem"ic}, a. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • myxoedemic — myxoedeˈmic or (esp N American) myxedeˈmic adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑myxoedema …   Useful english dictionary

  • myxoedema — /mɪksəˈdimə/ (say miksuh deemuh) noun a disease characterised by thickening of the skin, blunting of the senses and intellect, laboured speech, etc., associated with diminished functional activity of the thyroid gland. Also, US, myxedema. {New… …   Australian English dictionary

  • myxoedema —   n. skin disease, marked by swelling and dryness, due to insufficient thyroid secretion.    ♦ myxoedemic,    ♦ myxoedematoid,    ♦ myxoedematous, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

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