Recent Examples of goiter from the Web
Down from the mountains, fur-trapping explorer Jim Bridger retired with his goiter and rheumatism in his farmhouse on the other side of the crick.
In 1997, according to Unicef, almost a fifth of its population had goiters — swollen thyroid glands in the neck that indicate serious deficiency, which can also cause dwarfism and cretinism.
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Origin and Etymology of goiter
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GOITER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of goiter for English Language Learners
medical : a swelling on the front of the neck caused by the thyroid gland becoming too large
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