hypofunction

Reduced, low, or inadequate function.

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hy·po·func·tion 'hī-pō-.fəŋ(k)-shən n decreased or insufficient function esp. of an endocrine gland <endocrine \hypofunction resulting from hypophysial or hypothalamic sarcoidosis (A. T. Cariski)>

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hy·po·func·tion (hi″po-funkґshən) diminished function.

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