thyroid gland

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thyroid gland
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thyroid gland

A two-lobed endocrine gland found in all vertebrates, located in front of and on either side of the trachea in humans, and producing various hormones, such as triiodothyronine and calcitonin.

thyroid gland

(Anatomy) an endocrine gland of vertebrates, consisting in man of two lobes near the base of the neck. It secretes hormones that control metabolism and body growth

thy′roid gland`

a two-lobed endocrine gland at the base of the neck and secreting two hormones that regulate the rates of metabolism, growth, and development. Compare thyroxine, triiodothyronine.
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thyroid gland
front view of a human thyroid gland

thy·roid gland

A two-lobed gland located at the base of the neck in vertebrate animals. It secretes many hormones that are important for cell metabolism and normal growth and development.
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Noun1.thyroid gland - located near the base of the neckthyroid gland - located near the base of the neck  
ductless gland, endocrine gland, endocrine - any of the glands of the endocrine system that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream
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