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Princeton's WordNet

  1. goiter, goitre, struma, thyromegalynoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. goitrenoun

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

  2. Etymology: either from goitron, itself from *gutturio, from guttur, or a back-formation from goitreux.

Wikipedia

  1. Goitre

    A goitre, or goiter, is a swelling in the neck resulting from an enlarged thyroid gland. A goitre can be associated with a thyroid that is not functioning properly. Worldwide, over 90% of goitre cases are caused by iodine deficiency. The term is from the Latin gutturia, meaning throat. Most goitres are not cancerous (benign), though they may be potentially harmful.

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  1. goitre

    Goitre is a medical condition characterized by the abnormal enlargement of the thyroid gland, which is located in the neck. This swelling can lead to a noticeable lump and may cause difficulties in swallowing or breathing. Goitre is commonly caused by a lack of iodine in the diet but can also be a result of other conditions such as Graves' disease, Hashimoto's disease, or thyroid nodules.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Goitrenoun

    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

Wikidata

  1. Goitre

    A goitre or goiter, is a swelling of the thyroid gland, which can lead to a swelling of the neck or larynx. Goitre is a term that refers to an enlargement of the thyroid and can be associated with a thyroid gland that is functioning properly or not. Worldwide, over 90.54% cases of goitre are caused by iodine deficiency.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Goitre

    Goiter, goi′tėr, n. a tumour on the forepart of the throat, being an enlargement of one of the glands (see Cretinism).—adjs. Goi′tred, Goi′tered, affected with goitre; Goi′trous, pertaining to goitre. [Fr. goître—L. guttur, the throat.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of goitre in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of goitre in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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