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Pronunciation: ă-thī′mē-ă


  1. Absence of affect or emotivity; morbid impassivity.
  2. Congenital absence of the thymus, often with associated immunodeficiency.

Synonym(s): athymism

[G. a- priv. + thymos, mind, also thymus]

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