Definition of Hashimoto's disease in English:

Hashimoto's disease

Syllabification: Ha·shi·mo·to's dis·ease
Pronunciation: /ˌhaSHiˈmōtōz diˌzēz


  • An autoimmune disease causing chronic inflammation and consequential failure of the thyroid gland.
    More example sentences
    • In the hypothyroidism of Hashimoto's disease there is autoimmune destruction of thyroid follicular cells, leading to underproduction of the hormones and eventually to thyroid failure.
    • She should also rule out an autoimmune disease called Hashimoto's disease, which blocks the release of thyroid hormones, and a pituitary gland problem, because both disorders have symptoms that resemble hypothyroidism.
    • Deborah Doniach was part of a ground-breaking team that showed that Hashimoto's disease of the thyroid was caused by autoimmunity.


1930s: named after Hakaru Hashimoto (1881–1934), Japanese surgeon.

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