Hashimoto's disease definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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An autoimmune disorder marked by goiter, chronic inflammation of the thyroid, and often hypothyroidism.
Origin: After Hakaru Hashimoto (1881-1934), Japanese physician.
hashimoto's disease - Medical Definition
An autoimmune disease of the thyroid gland, resulting in diffuse goiter, infiltration of the thyroid gland with lymphocytes, and hypothyroidism. Also called Hashimoto's thyroiditis, lymphadenoid goiter, struma lymphomatosa.