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cretin

Medicine, dated a person afflicted with cretinism: a mentally retarded dwarf with wide-set eyes, a broad flat nose, and protruding tongue
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cretin

[′krēt·ən or ′kret·ən]
(medicine)
An individual afflicted with cretinism.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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In fact, future commentaries on this dizain should accord a special place of honor to Dom Nicolle Lescarre, laureate at the puy competition in Rouen at least seven times--in 1512, 1513, 1514, 1515, 1517,1521 and 1524 -- a record surpassed only by Pierre Apvril, who was crowned ten times, and almost equaled by three other poets: Guillaume Tasserie and Guillaume Thibault (each rewarded six times), and Guillaume Cretin (rewarded five times).