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noun goi·ter

Definition of GOITER

:  an enlargement of the thyroid gland that is commonly visible as a swelling of the anterior part of the neck, that often results from insufficient intake of iodine and then is usually accompanied by hypothyroidism, and that in other cases is associated with hyperthyroidism usually together with toxic symptoms and exophthalmos—called also struma
goi·trous \ˈgi-trəs\ also goi·ter·ous \ˈgit-ə-rəs\ adjective

Variants of GOITER

goi·ter or chiefly British goi·tre \ˈgit-ər\

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