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Ha·shi·mo·to's disease

n :  chronic thyroiditis characterized by goiter, thyroid fibrosis, infiltration of thyroid tissue by lymphoid tissue, and the production of autoantibodies that attack the thyroid - called also Hashimoto's struma , Hashimoto's thyroiditis , struma lymphomatosa 
 
Hashimoto, Hakaru (1881-1934),
Japanese surgeon. Hashimoto published his description of chronic thyroiditis in 1912.
 
 

 
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