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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: abnormally enlarged thyroid gland; can result from underproduction or overproduction of hormone or from a deficiency of iodine in the diet [syn: goiter, goitre, struma, thyromegaly]

Merriam Webster's

chiefly British variant of goiter

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (US goiter) Med. a swelling of the neck resulting from enlargement of the thyroid gland. Derivatives: goitred adj. goitrous adj. Etymology: F, back-form. f. goitreux or f. Prov. goitron, ult. f. L guttur throat

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Goiter Goi"ter Goitre Goi"tre, n. [F. go[^i]tre, L. guttur throat, cf. tumidum guttur goiter, gutturosus goitered. See Guttural.] (Med.) 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.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(goitres) Note: in AM, also use 'goiter' Goitre is a disease of the thyroid gland that makes a person's neck very swollen. N-VAR

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. [Written also Goiter.] Bronchocele, enlargement of the thyroid gland.



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