from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See goiter, goitered.

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  • noun An enlargement of the front and sides of the neck caused by inflammation of the thyroid gland.

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  • noun abnormally enlarged thyroid gland; can result from underproduction or overproduction of hormone or from a deficiency of iodine in the diet


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French, either from Old French goitron, itself from Vulgar Latin *gutturio, from Latin guttur, or a back-formation from French goitreux ("goitered").


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