goitre

US goiter

/ (ˈɡɔɪtə) /

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

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Derived forms of goitre

goitred or US goitered, adjectivegoitrous, adjective

Word Origin for goitre

C17: from French goitre, from Old French goitron, ultimately from Latin guttur throat
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