goitre

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goitre

(ˈɡɔɪtə) or

goiter

n
(Pathology) pathol a swelling of the thyroid gland, in some cases nearly doubling the size of the neck, usually caused by under- or overproduction of hormone by the gland
[C17: from French goitre, from Old French goitron, ultimately from Latin guttur throat]
ˈgoitred, ˈgoitered adj
ˈgoitrous adj
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.goitre - abnormally enlarged thyroid glandgoitre - 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

goitre

goiter (US) [ˈgɔɪtəʳ] Nbocio m

goitre

[ˈgɔɪtər] goiter (US) ngoitre mgo-kart [ˈgəʊkɑːrt] n = go-cartgo-karting [ˈgəʊkɑːrtɪŋ] n = go-carting

goitre

, (US) goiter
nKropf m

goitre

goi£ter (Am) [ˈgɔɪtəʳ] ngozzo
References in periodicals archive ?
The social structure of Goitred gazelles (Gazella subgutturosa) in Xinjiang Province was studied over a two-year period (2005-2007).
Key words: China, Gazella subgutturosa, group size, social structure, goitred gazelle.
The natural habitat of the Goitred gazelle is vast compared to any other gazelle species, ranging from the deserts of the Arabian Peninsula, through Iran, Afghanistan, and the spacious arid regions of Middle Asia, to the deserts of northwestern China and Mongolia.
Some researchers in past studies of Goitred gazelles in Middle Asia (Mambetzhumaev, 1970; Sludsky, 1956; Zhevnerov, 1984) did not give special consideration to this subject, though they described some elements of group composition.