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- n. An enlargement of the front and sides of the neck caused by inflammation of the thyroid gland.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See goiter, goitered.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. abnormally enlarged thyroid gland; can result from underproduction or overproduction of hormone or from a deficiency of iodine in the diet
French, either from Old French goitron, itself from Vulgar Latin *gutturio, from Latin guttur, or a back-formation from French goitreux ("goitered"). (Wiktionary)