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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 goi·tre /ˈgɔɪtɚ/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Goi·ter Goi·tre n.  Med. An enlargement of the thyroid gland, on the anterior part of the neck, usually resulting from iodine deficiency; bronchocele. It is frequently associated with cretinism, and was at one time common in mountainous regions, especially in certain parts of Switzerland.  The incidence of goiter has been substantially reduced by addition of iodine to ceratin foods, such as salt.
 Syn: -- struma.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : abnormally enlarged thyroid gland; can result from
          under-production or over-production of hormone or from a
          deficiency of iodine in the diet [syn: goiter, struma,