[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. thyroprivia,
  2. thyroptosis,
  3. thyrosis,
  4. thyrotome,
  5. thyrotomy,
  6. thyrotoxic crisis,
  7. thyrotoxicosis,
  8. thyrotroph,
  9. thyrotrophic,
  10. thyrotropic

Origin of thyrotoxic

First recorded in 1900–05; thyro- + toxic

Related formsthy·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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