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triiodothyronine

[trahy-ahy-oh-doh-thahy-ruh-neen, -ahy-od-oh-]
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noun
  1. Biochemistry. a thyroid hormone, C15H12I3NO4, similar to thyroxine but several times more potent.
  2. Pharmacology. a preparation of this hormone, used in treating hypothyroidism. Abbreviation: T3
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Origin of triiodothyronine

1950–55; tri- + iodo- + thyronine (perhaps derivative, with -one, of thyroxine)
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British Dictionary definitions for triiodothyronine

triiodothyronine

noun
  1. an amino acid hormone that contains iodine and is secreted by the thyroid gland with thyroxine, to which it has a similar action. Formula: C 15 H 12 I 3 NO 4
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Word Origin

C20: from tri- + iodo- + thyro- + -ine 2
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