[thahy-ruh-trof-ik, -troh-fik]


capable of stimulating the thyroid gland.

Nearby words

  1. thyrotomy,
  2. thyrotoxic,
  3. thyrotoxic crisis,
  4. thyrotoxicosis,
  5. thyrotroph,
  6. thyrotropic,
  7. thyrotropin,
  8. thyrotropin-releasing hormone,
  9. thyrotropin-releasing hormone stimulation test,
  10. thyroxin

Also thy·ro·trop·ic [thahy-ruh-trop-ik, -troh-pik] /ˌθaɪ rəˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk/.

Origin of thyrotrophic

First recorded in 1920–25; thyro- + -trophic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for thyrotropic


[thī′rə-trŏpĭk, -trōpĭk]


Stimulating or nurturing the thyroid gland.

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