from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to or connected with goiter; favorable to the production of goiter.
  • Affected with goiter.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Pertaining to the goiter; affected with the goiter; of the nature of goiter or bronchocele.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a goitre


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  • An ancient woman with a gloriously goitrous neck did the robot over to Pretty and shouted, “Go on, girl.”

    Pretty 2010

  • That this connection of the goiter and at least one set of symptoms was no coincidence was clearly demonstrated in 1883, when several Swiss surgeons completely removed goitrous thyroids from 46 patients.

    The Human Brain Asimov, Isaac 1963

  • Confusingly enough, goitrous individuals were apt to have either of two op-posing sets of symptoms.

    The Human Brain Asimov, Isaac 1963

  • After suggesting an analogy between the disease and the redness and turgidity of the neck produced by passion or in singing, he adds that some cases are due to an accumulation of spongy tissue between the veins and arteries, or to the use of flatulent food, and he even tells us that some old women know how to produce and remove goitrous swellings by means of certain suitable herbs known to them.

    Gilbertus Anglicus Medicine of the Thirteenth Century Henry Ebenezer Handerson

  • I have found an abundance of tuf, and also of goitrous persons in

    A tour through some parts of France, Switzerland, Savoy, Germany and Belgium Richard Boyle Bernard

  • Over to the left I saw an unhappy little urchin, hardly a rag covering his shivering, bleeding body, grovelling piteously in the snow, while his blind and goitrous mother did her best at gathering firewood with a hatchet.

    Across China on Foot Edwin John Dingle 1926

  • Some Szech'wan coolies and myself had rice together on a low form away from the smoke, and the while listened to some tales of old, told by some half-witted, goitrous monster who seemed sadly out at elbow.

    Across China on Foot Edwin John Dingle 1926

  • One of these specimens of fleeting friendship was one-eyed, and a diseased hip rendered it difficult for him to keep pace with us; one was club-footed, one hair-lipped fellow had only half a nose, and they were nearly all goitrous.

    Across China on Foot Edwin John Dingle 1926

  • The householder, a shrivelled, goitrous humpback, received me kindly, removed his pot of cabbage from the fire to brew tea for his uninvited guest, and showed great gratitude (to such an extent that he nearly fell into the fire as he moved to push the children forward towards me) when

    Across China on Foot Edwin John Dingle 1926

  • The person at present connected with her in the bonds of wedded life -- also goitrous and morally repulsive -- stood by and gazed down upon her like a proud bridegroom.

    Across China on Foot Edwin John Dingle 1926


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