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thyroxine

noun thy·rox·ine

Medical Definition of thyroxine

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



Variants of thyroxine

or thyroxin \thī-ˈräk-ˌsēn, -sən\play

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