goitrogen

noun
goi·​tro·​gen | \ ˈgȯi-trə-jən How to pronounce goitrogen (audio) \

Definition of goitrogen

: a substance (such as thiourea or thiouracil) that induces goiter formation

First Known Use of goitrogen

1946, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for goitrogen

goiter + -o- + -gen

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“Goitrogen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/goitrogen. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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goitrogen

noun
goi·​tro·​gen | \ ˈgȯi-trə-jən How to pronounce goitrogen (audio) \

Medical Definition of goitrogen

: a substance (as thiourea or thiouracil) that induces goiter formation

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