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thyroxine

noun thy·rox·ine \thī-ˈräk-ˌsēn, -sən\

Definition of THYROXINE

:  an iodine-containing hormone C15H11I4NO4 that is an amino acid produced by the thyroid gland as a product of the cleavage of thyroglobulin, increases metabolic rate, and is used to treat thyroid disorders

Variants of THYROXINE

thy·rox·ine or thy·rox·in \thī-ˈräk-ˌsēn, -sən\

Origin of THYROXINE

thyr- + oxy + indole
First Known Use: 1918
Medical Dictionary

thyroxine

noun thy·rox·ine

Medical Definition of THYROXINE

:  an iodine containing hormone C15H11I4NO4 that is an amino acid produced by the thyroid gland as a product of the cleavage of thyroglobulin, increases the metabolic rate, and is used to treat thyroid disorders—called also T4

Variants of THYROXINE

thy·rox·ine or thy·rox·in \thī-ˈräk-ˌsēn, -sən\

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