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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A peculiar substance obtained from the thyroid gland, containing from nine to ten per cent of iodine.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A complex substance containing iodine, obtained from the thyroid gland, in which it exists in combination with a globulin as thyreoglobulin. Together with another albuminous substance belonging to the nucleoproteids thyreoglobulin forms the colloid substance of the gland. Also thyro-iodine.

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