Definitions

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  • n. any agent that causes goiter, such as thiouracil

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. any substance (like thiouracil or thiourea) that induces the formation of a goiter.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any substance (such as thiouracil) that induces the formation of a goiter

Etymologies

The word “goitrogen” was coined some time between 1945 and 1950. Its parts include “goitr” (from “goiter”), the connective “-o-,” and the suffix “-gen,” meaning “that which produces.”[2] (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • She was diagnosed with myxedemic coma and goitrogen-induced hypothyroidism.

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  • I weighed this along with the fact that soy is widely believed to be a thyroid hormone inhibitor goitrogen, which most people don’t need.

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