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goiter

[goi-ter] /ˈgɔɪ tər/
noun, Pathology
1.
an enlargement of the thyroid gland on the front and sides of the neck, usually symptomatic of abnormal thyroid secretion, especially hypothyroidism due to a lack of iodine in the diet.
Origin of goiter
1615-1625
1615-25; < French goitreLatin guttur throat
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Word Origin and History for goiter
n.

1620s, from French goître (16c.), from Rhône dialect, from Old Provençal goitron "throat, gullet," from Vulgar Latin *gutturiosum or *gutturionem, from Latin guttur "throat" (see guttural).

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goiter in Medicine

goiter goi·ter (goi'tər)
n.
A noncancerous enlargement of the thyroid gland, visible as a swelling at the front of the neck, that is often associated with iodine deficiency.


goi'trous (-trəs) adj.
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goiter in Science
goiter
  (goi'tər)   
An enlarged thyroid gland, visible as a swelling at the front of the neck. It is often associated with thyroid disease, especially in areas of the world outside of North America where iodine deficiency is endemic.
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