Hashimoto-s-disease definition

häshē-mōtōz
An autoimmune disorder marked by goiter, chronic inflammation of the thyroid, and often hypothyroidism.
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An autoimmune disease of the thyroid gland, characterized by goiter, infiltration of the thyroid gland with lymphocytes, and hypothyroidism.
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Origin of hashimoto-s-disease

  • After Hakaru Hashimoto (1881–1934), Japanese physician

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition