[goi-ter] /ˈgɔɪ tər/
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.
(pathol) a swelling of the thyroid gland, in some cases nearly doubling the size of the neck, usually caused by under- or overproduction of hormone by the gland
alternative spelling of goiter.
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 goi·ter (goi’tər)
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.
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.
[goi-truh-juh n, -jen] /ˈgɔɪ trə dʒən, -ˌdʒɛn/ noun 1. any goiter-producing substance, as thiouracil.
[goi-truh-jen-ik] /ˌgɔɪ trəˈdʒɛn ɪk/ adjective 1. tending to produce . goitrogenic goi·tro·gen·ic (goi’trə-jěn’ĭk) adj. Causing goiter.
/ˈɡəʊdʒɪ/ noun 1. another name for wolfberry
noun 1. (informal) fuel for an engine, esp petrol