from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A thyroid protein that is the precursor to iodine-containing hormones and is typically present in the colloid of thyroid gland follicles.
  • noun A substance extracted from the thyroid glands of hogs, formerly used as a thyroid hormone supplement to treat hypothyroidism.

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  • noun biochemistry A globulin, produced by the thyroid gland, that has a role in the production of the thyroid hormones

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  • noun an iodine containing protein that is obtained from the thyroid gland and exhibits the general properties of the globulins


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thyro- +‎ globulin



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