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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.
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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
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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
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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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