GOITRE

goiter, goitre, struma, thyromegaly

(noun) abnormally enlarged thyroid gland; can result from underproduction or overproduction of hormone or from a deficiency of iodine in the diet

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Noun

goitre (plural goitres)

(UK) An enlargement of the front and sides of the neck caused by inflammation of the thyroid gland.

Anagrams

• Rogiet, egriot, goiter

Source: Wiktionary


Goi"ter Goi"tre, n. Etym: [F. goître, L. guttur throat, cf. tumidum guttur goiter, gutturosus goitered. See Guttural.] (Med.)

Definition: An enlargement of the thyroid gland, on the anterior part of the neck; bronchocele. It is frequently associated with cretinism, and is most common in mountainous regions, especially in certain parts of Switzerland.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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