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cretinism


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cretinism  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cretinism 
  n  :  severe  hypothyroidism  resulting  in  physical  and  mental 
  stunting 




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