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goi·ter

 (goi′tər)
n.
A noncancerous enlargement of the thyroid gland, visible as a swelling at the front of the neck, that is often associated with iodine deficiency. Also called struma.

[French goitre, back-formation from Old French goitron, throat, gullet, from Vulgar Latin *guttūriō, guttūriōn-, from Latin guttur.]

goi′trous (-trəs) adj.

goi•ter

(ˈgɔɪ tər)

n.
an enlargement of the thyroid gland on the front and sides of the neck.
Also, esp. Brit.,goi′tre.
[1615–25; < French goitre « Latin guttur throat]
goi′trous (-trəs) adj.

goi·ter

(goi′tər)
An enlarged thyroid gland, visible as a swelling at the front of the neck. It is often associated with a diet that contains too little iodine.

goiter

An abnormal growth of thyroid tissue due to lack of iodine, causing a bulge in the neck.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.goiter - abnormally enlarged thyroid glandgoiter - abnormally enlarged thyroid gland; can result from underproduction or overproduction of hormone or from a deficiency of iodine in the diet
disease - an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning
Translations

goi·ter

n. bocio, engrosamiento de la glándula tiroides;
congenital ______ congénito;
endemic, colloid ______ endémico, coloide;
exophtalmic ______ exoftálmico;
toxic ______ tóxico (de síntomas similares a la tirotoxicosis);
wandering ______ móvil.

goiter

n bocio; toxic multinodular — bocio multinodular tóxico
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Iodine Deficiency is the main cause of thyroid disorders such as endemic goiter and hypothyroidism.
But there is no institution that would monitor endemic goiter and control mass prophylaxis.
Iodine deficiency in childhood and adolescence is characteristically associated with endemic goiter [5].
Prevalence of endemic goiter in Byelarus [in Russian].