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exophthalmic goiter

noun, Pathology
enlargement of the thyroid gland accompanied by exophthalmos, usually due to hyperthyroidism.
Origin of exophthalmic goiter
1875-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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exophthalmic-goiter in Medicine

exophthalmic goiter n.
Any of various forms of hyperthyroidism, such as Graves' disease, involving enlargement of the thyroid gland and protrusion of the eyeballs.

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