EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN 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.
, especially British goi·tre. Origin of goiter 1615–25; < French goitre ≪ Latin guttur throat
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for goitre Historical Examples of goitre British Dictionary definitions for goitre noun pathol a swelling of the thyroid gland, in some cases nearly doubling the size of the neck, usually caused by under- or overproduction of hormone by the gland Derived Forms goitred or US goitered, adjective goitrous, adjective Word Origin for goitre
C17: from French
goitre, from Old French goitron, ultimately from Latin guttur throat
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Word Origin and History for goitre n.
alternative spelling of
1620s, from French
goître (16c.), from Rhône dialect, from Old Provençal goitron "throat, gullet," from Vulgar Latin *gutturiosum or *gutturionem, from Latin guttur "throat" (see guttural).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
n. A noncancerous enlargement of the thyroid gland, visible as a swelling at the front of the neck, that is often associated with iodine deficiency. Related forms goi ( ′trous -trəs) adj.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.