Thyroid Meaning and Definition


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Thyroid meaning

Word: Thyroid

How to pronounce: ˈθaɪrɔɪd

Noun

Definitions:

1. A large ductless gland in the neck which secretes hormones regulating growth and development through the rate of metabolism.An extract prepared from the thyroid gland of animals and used in treating deficiency of thyroid hormones.

Example sentences: "Thyroid function"

2. A large cartilage of the larynx, a projection of which forms the Adam's apple in humans.

Example sentences: "The epiglottis is a flap-like cartilage connected to the thyroid cartilage."


Synonyms:

thyroidal


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Thyroid in Other Languages...

Spanish: Tiroides

German: Schilddrüse

French: Thyroïde

Italian: Tiroide

Turkish: Tiroid


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