Of the roughly 360,000 children, there were 44 suspected cases of thyroid cancer.
PCBs have been shown to have chronically toxic effects on the thyroid, stomach, liver, kidneys, and immune system.
One of the isotopes of fission products, when fuel melts, is an iodine isotope, and it goes in your body through your thyroid.
1690s (in reference to both the cartilage and the gland), from Greek thyreoiedes "shield-shaped" (in khondros thyreoiedes "shield-shaped cartilage," used by Galen to describe the "Adam's apple" in the throat), from thyreos "oblong, door-shaped shield" (from thyra "door") + -eides "form, shape" (see -oid). The noun, short for thyroid gland, is recorded from 1849.
thyroid thy·roid (thī'roid')
The thyroid gland.
The thyroid cartilage.
A powdered preparation of the thyroid gland of certain domestic animals, used in the treatment of cretinism and myxedema, in certain cases of obesity, and in skin disorders.