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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
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.” (Wiktionary)