Meaning of cretinoid in English:

cretinoid

Pronunciation /ˈkrɛtɪnɔɪd/

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noun

rare, historical
  • An individual who resembles a person affected by cretinism; (also, specifically) an individual affected by cretinism who has relatively little brain damage, or an individual who has severe hypothyroidism beginning after infancy or childhood.

adjective

  • Resembling or characteristic of cretinism or of a person affected by this.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of Mental Science. From cretin + -oid.