SYN: athymia (2).

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athym·ism (ə-thīmґiz-əm) 1. absence of the thymus. 2. the condition resulting from absence of the thymus; if it is congenital or the result of neonatal thymectomy, it will be accompanied by a lack of T lymphocytes with some degree of immunodeficiency. Called also athymia.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • athymia — 1. Absence of affect or emotivity; morbid impassivity. 2. Congenital absence of the thymus gland, often with associated immunodeficiency. SYN: athymism. [G. a priv. + thymos, mind, also thymus] …   Medical dictionary

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