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thy·roid

 (thī′roid′)
n.
1. The thyroid gland.
2. The thyroid cartilage.
3. A dried, powdered preparation of the thyroid gland of certain domestic animals, used in treatment of hypothyroid conditions.
4. An artery, vein, nerve, or other part associated with the thyroid gland or thyroid cartilage.

[Greek thureoeidēs : thureos, oblong shield (from thurā, door; see dhwer- in Indo-European roots) + -oeidēs, -oid.]

thy′roid′ adj.
thy·roi′dal adj.
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thyroid

(ˈθaɪrɔɪd)
adj
1. (Anatomy) of or relating to the thyroid gland
2. (Anatomy) of or relating to the largest cartilage of the larynx
n
3. (Anatomy) See thyroid gland
4. (Pharmacology) Also: thyroid extract the powdered preparation made from the thyroid gland of certain animals, used to treat hypothyroidism
[C18: from New Latin thyroidēs, from Greek thureoeidēs, from thureos oblong (literally: door-shaped) shield, from thura door]
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thy•roid

(ˈθaɪ rɔɪd)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to the thyroid gland.
2. of or pertaining to the largest cartilage of the larynx, forming the projection known in humans as the Adam's apple.
n.
4. the thyroid cartilage.
5. an artery, vein, etc., in the thyroid region.
[1685–95; variant of thyreoid < Greek (chóndros) thyreoeidḗs shield-shaped (cartilage) <thyre(ós) oblong shield, stone holding a door shut (adj. derivative of thýra door)]
thy•roi′dal, adj.
thy′roid•less, adj.
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thyroid

An endocrine gland in the neck. See calcitonin, thyroxine.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thyroid - located near the base of the neckthyroid - 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
Adj.1.thyroid - of or relating to the thyroid gland; "thyroid deficiency"; "thyroidal uptake"
2.thyroid - suggestive of a thyroid disorder; "thyroid personality"
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Translations
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thyroid

[ˈθaɪrɔɪd]
A. N (also thyroid gland) → tiroides m or f inv
B. ADJtiroideo
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thyroid

[ˈθaɪrɔɪd] nthyroïde f
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thyroid

n (also thyroid gland)Schilddrüse f
adjSchilddrüsen-; thyroid hormoneSchilddrüsenhormon nt
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thyroid

[ˈθaɪrɔɪd] n (also thyroid gland) → tiroide f
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

thy·roid

n. glándula tiroides, una de las glándulas endocrinas situadas delante de la tráquea y constituida por dos lóbulos laterales conectados en el centro;
___ function testspruebas del funcionamiento de la ___;
a. tiroideo-a, rel. a la tiroides;
___ cartilagecartílago ___;
___ hormoneshormonas ___ -as;
___ stormtormenta ___, crisis ___;
___ failurehipotiroidismo.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

thyroid

adj tiroideo; — storm tormenta tiroidea, crisis tirotóxica; n (fam) glándula tiroides, tiroides m&f (fam)
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While PTC originating from the ectopic thyroid tissue develops in the branchial cyst, they can also occur as PTC metastases developing in the thyroid gland (4).
Agenesis of the isthmus can be associated with agenesis of the thyroid lobe, ectopic thyroid tissue, or parathyroid hyperplasia (1, 5, 9).
A small ectopic thyroid tissue may sometimes be detected on the embryonal migration pathway of suspected bilobar agenesis cases.
An ectopic thyroid is a thyroid tissue that is not located anterolaterally to the 2nd to 4th tracheal cartilages due to faulty development.
Ectopic thyroid is a rare malformation that results from a migration defect of the developing gland during embryogenesis [1].
Ectopic thyroid gland is defined as thyroid tissue localized outside of the second to fourth tracheal cartilages [4].
Ectopic thyroid tissue (ETT) is a rare entity, which can be seen anywhere in the midline from the base of the tongue to mediastinum.
The predictive factors for sternotomy include involvement of the posterior mediastinum, the extension of the goiter into the aortic arch, recurrent goiters, an ectopic thyroid, superior vena cava obstruction, malignancy with local involvement, and emergent airway obstruction [1,2].
Thyroid papillary carcinoma arising in ectopic thyroid tissue within a branchial cleft cyst.
He then showed thyroid scan patterns in different diseses and also discussed the causes of thyroiditis, ectopic thyroid, nodular thyroid diseases and pointed out that in cold nodules there is high likelihood of malignancy.
Ectopic thyroid tissue is a rare entity and when discovered it is typically along the pathway of embryologic migration of the thyroid [1].