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hyperthymism

Pronunciation: hi'per-thi'mizm

Definition: Excessive activity of the thymus gland; formerly postulated to be a causal factor in certain instances of unexpected and sudden death, such as status thymicolymphaticus.

Synonym(s): hyperthymization

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