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goiter


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Goiter  \Goi"ter\  Goitre  \Goi"tre\,  n.  [F.  go[^i]tre,  L.  guttur 
  throat,  cf  tumidum  guttur  goiter,  gutturosus  goitered.  See 
  {Guttural}.]  (Med.) 
  An  enlargement  of  the  thyroid  gland,  on  the  anterior  part  of 
  the  neck;  bronchocele.  It  is  frequently  associated  with 
  cretinism,  and  is  most  common  in  mountainous  regions, 
  especially  in  certain  parts  of  Switzerland. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  goiter 
  n  :  enlarged  thyroid  gland  resulting  from  iodine  deficiency 
  [syn:  {goitre},  {struma}] 




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