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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
goi•ter /ˈgɔɪtɚ/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Pathologya swelling or enlargement of the thyroid gland on the front and sides of the neck.
Also,[esp. Brit.,] ˈgoi•tre. 
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
goi•ter  (goitər),USA pronunciation n. [Pathol.]
  1. Pathologyan enlargement of the thyroid gland on the front and sides of the neck, usually symptomatic of abnormal thyroid secretion, esp. hypothyroidism due to a lack of iodine in the diet.
Also,[esp. Brit.,] goitre. Cf.  exophthalmic goiter. 
  • French goitre Latin guttur throat
  • 1615–25


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

goitre, US goiter /ˈɡɔɪtə/ n
  1. a swelling of the thyroid gland, in some cases nearly doubling the size of the neck, usually caused by under- or overproduction of hormone by the gland
Etymology: 17th Century: from French goitre, from Old French goitron, ultimately from Latin guttur throat

ˈgoitred, US ˈgoitered adj ˈgoitrous adj



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