from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An autoimmune disorder marked by goiter, chronic inflammation of the thyroid, and often hypothyroidism.
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- n. autoimmune disorder of the thyroid gland; most common in middle-aged women
After Hakaru Hashimoto (1881-1934), Japanese physician.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)