goiter


goiter

goiter [goi-ter] ExamplesWord Origin 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.

Also especially British, goi·tre. Compare exophthalmic goiter. Origin of goiter 1615–25; French goitre ≪ Latin guttur throat Examples from the Web for goiter Historical Examples of goiter

  • It was efficacious for all forms of goiter and cannot possibly harm.

    The Propaganda for Reform in Proprietary Medicines, Vol. 2 of 2

    Various

  • It is characterized by goiter, marked deformities and imbecility.

    Being Well-Born

    Michael F. Guyer

  • Although this girl’s goiter had been removed, the symptoms still persisted.

    Outwitting Our Nerves

    Josephine A. Jackson and Helen M. Salisbury

  • Another young girl, Miss L., had had a similar operation for goiter six years before.

    Outwitting Our Nerves

    Josephine A. Jackson and Helen M. Salisbury

  • Now and then the goiter moved up and down, each movement indicating the passage of a thought through his sluggish brain.

    From the Valley of the Missing

    Grace Miller White

  • 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).

    goiter in Medicine goiter [goi′tər] n.

    1. A noncancerous enlargement of the thyroid gland, visible as a swelling at the front of the neck, that is often associated with iodine deficiency.

    Related formsgoi′trous (-trəs) adj. goiter in Science goiter [goi′tər]

    1. 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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