[ thahy-roh-tok-sik ]
/ ˌθaɪ roʊˈtɒk sɪk /

adjective Pathology.

of or relating to a condition caused by excessive thyroid hormone in the system, usually resulting from overactivity of the thyroid gland.

Origin of thyrotoxic

First recorded in 1900–05; thyro- + toxic

Related forms

thy·ro·tox·ic·i·ty [thahy-roh-tok-sis-i-tee] /ˌθaɪ roʊ tɒkˈsɪs ɪ ti/, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for thyrotoxicity


[ thī′rō-tŏksĭk ]


Characterizing the state that is produced by excessive quantities of thyroid hormone.
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