goiter

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(goyt′ĕr )

[Fr. goitre fr. L. guttur, throat]
Enlargement of the thyroid gland. An enlarged thyroid gland may be caused by thyroiditis, benign thyroid nodules, malignancy, iodine deficiency, or any condition that causes hyperfunction or hypofunction of the gland.
SYN: SEE: struma

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GOITER

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