goitrogen

noun

goi·​tro·​gen ˈgȯi-trə-jən How to pronounce goitrogen (audio)
: a substance (such as thiourea or thiouracil) that induces goiter formation

Word History

Etymology

goiter + -o- + -gen

First Known Use

1946, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of goitrogen was in 1946

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Cite this Entry

“Goitrogen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/goitrogen. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

goitrogen

noun
goi·​tro·​gen ˈgȯi-trə-jən How to pronounce goitrogen (audio)
: a substance (as thiourea or thiouracil) that induces goiter formation

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