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(Science: endocrinology, paediatrics) Stunted body growth and mental development appearing in the first years of life resulting the inappropriate development of the thymus gland or inadequate maternal intake of iodine during gestation.

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Hobbit Skull Comparison Software's Unexpected Result.

... alternative explanations. One recent hypothesis is that the individuals were born without a functioning thyroid, resulting from a type of endemic cretinism (myxoedematous, ME).[13] This idea has been dismissed by members of the original discovery team as based on a misinterpretation of the data. ...

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by GaryGaulin
Wed May 06, 2009 7:22 am
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