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Meaning of GOITER

Pronunciation:  'goytur

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  abnormally enlarged thyroid gland; can result from under-production or over-production of hormone or from a deficiency of iodine in the diet

GOITER is a 6 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: goitre, struma, thyromegaly
 See Also: disease



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: Enlargement of the thyroid gland.
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