from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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)



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