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goiter

[ goi-ter ]
/ ˈgɔɪ tər /
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noun Pathology.
an enlargement of the thyroid gland on the front and sides of the neck, usually symptomatic of abnormal thyroid secretion, especially hypothyroidism due to a lack of iodine in the diet.
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Also especially British, goi·tre .

Origin of goiter

1615–25; <French goitre ≪ Latin guttur throat
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Scientific definitions for goiter

goiter
[ goitər ]

An enlarged thyroid gland, visible as a swelling at the front of the neck. It is often associated with thyroid disease, especially in areas of the world outside of North America where iodine deficiency is endemic.
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