- of or relating to the thyroid gland.
- of or relating to the largest cartilage of the larynx, forming the projection known in humans as the Adam's apple.
Origin of thyroid
Examples from the Web for thyroid
If not, they risk facing complications including osteoporosis, thyroid disease and cancer.The Gluten Detecting Device You’ll Want to Own
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A doctor told her once that she weighed 159 pounds and she was so unconvinced that she was sure it was a thyroid problem.Speed Read: Lena Dunham’s Most Shocking Confessions From ‘Not That Kind of Girl’
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Caloric restriction has also been shown to have an effect on thyroid hormones, specifically T3.When Is It OK to Cheat? The Pros and Cons of Cheat Days
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Yes, Alicia Silverstone just offered to cure your thyroid condition and lower your risk of contracting cancer.From ‘Clueless’ to Clueless: Alicia Silverstone’s ‘The Kind Mama’
April 22, 2014
To this day, I take a half grain of thyroid—and an occasional Raisinet.Mel Brooks Is Always Funny and Often Wise in This 1975 Playboy Interview
February 16, 2014
Some exhaustion of the thyroid gland may have been at the bottom of the trouble.In Mesopotamia
It is cancer of the 345 thyroid gland that decides the death-rate.Experiments on Animals
What, then, is the nature of the thyroid gland in Ammocœtes?The Origin of Vertebrates
Walter Holbrook Gaskell
At that time the importance of thyroid as an ingredient had not been emphasized.
The lobes of the thyroid glands are plainly palpable to the touch.Pedagogical Anthropology
- of or relating to the thyroid gland
- of or relating to the largest cartilage of the larynx
- See thyroid gland
- Also: thyroid extract the powdered preparation made from the thyroid gland of certain animals, used to treat hypothyroidism
Word Origin and History for thyroid
1690s (in reference to both the cartilage and the gland), from Greek thyreoiedes "shield-shaped" (in khondros thyreoiedes "shield-shaped cartilage," used by Galen to describe the "Adam's apple" in the throat), from thyreos "oblong, door-shaped shield" (from thyra "door") + -eides "form, shape" (see -oid). The noun, short for thyroid gland, is recorded from 1849.
- The thyroid gland.
- The thyroid cartilage.
- A powdered preparation of the thyroid gland of certain domestic animals, used in the treatment of cretinism and myxedema, in certain cases of obesity, and in skin disorders.