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[goi-truh s]
adjective Pathology.
  1. pertaining to or affected with goiter.
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Origin of goitrous

From the French word goitreux, dating back to 1790–1800. See goiter, -ous
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Examples from the Web for goitrous

Historical Examples

  • The abandoned valleys of Savoy and Piedmont are goitrous, smitten, sterile.

    The Old Road

    Hilaire Belloc

  • The goitrous patients, who were of long residence, had come from all parts of the dominion.


    Eugene S. Talbot

  • We had been previously informed that the whole town was goitrous.

  • If the water supply of a goitrous valley be changed to a healthy spring, goitre and cretinism disappear.