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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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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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References in periodicals archive ?
Differential diagnosis of lingual abscess includes neoplasm, arteriovenous malformation, cystic lesion, haemorrhage, infarction, pseudoaneurysm of lingual artery, ischaemia from giant cell arteritis, angioedema, actinomycosis infection, and acute epiglottitis [2-4, 9, 10, 13, 16, 19, 25, 26], while abscess at the BOT should be differentiated from lingual tonsillar abscess, intralingual thyroglossal duct cyst, and lingual thyroid cyst [6, 7, 26].
Tariq, "Lingual thyroid gland: clinical evaluation and comprehensive management," Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal, vol.
(1) The differential diagnoses for the contents are as follows: SCC from the epithelial lining, minor salivary gland tumors, ranula, obstructed submandibular duct, abscess, ludwig's angina, neurogenic tumor, lingual thyroid, thyroglossal duct cyst, hemangioma, lymphangioma, dermoid/epidermoid (Figures 15B and C).
Thyrotoxicosis associated with ectopic thyroid tissue has also been described as a result of retrotracheal and intrathoracic toxic nodules and lingual thyroid as well as submandibular thyroid [10-13].
In contrast to ectopic thyroid gland neoplasms, the majority of tumors reported in lingual thyroid tissue are follicular while papillary forms are reported to comprise 23% [2].
Because of their potential for dangerous complications, vallecular cysts need to be part of the differential diagnosis that also includes hamartoma, hemangioma, thyroglossal duct cyst, cystic hygroma, teratoma, dermoid cyst, lymphangioma, lingual thyroid, and thyroid remnant cyst.
Endoscopy was done for direct visualization of lingual thyroid gland [Figure 3].
Based on the clinical presentation and location of the mass, and the fact that it had grown larger during pregnancy, we suspected she had lingual thyroid. This is a rare condition that results from the failure of the thyroid to descend from the base of the tongue into the lower neck during early embryogenesis.
Functional lingual thyroid as unusual cause of progressive Dysphagia.
Lingual thyroid is the most common location for ectopic thyroid tissue, accounting for 90% of the cases.
Prevalence of ectopic thyroid tissue is between 7% and 10% with lingual thyroid accounting for 90% of these cases.