thyroglobulin

noun
thy·​ro·​glob·​u·​lin | \ ˌthī-rō-ˈglä-byə-lən How to pronounce thyroglobulin (audio) \

Definition of thyroglobulin

: an iodine-containing protein of the thyroid gland that is the precursor of thyroxine and triiodothyronine

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Recent Examples on the Web Finally, at Witebsky’s behest, Dr. Rose extracted small amounts of thyroglobulin from living rabbits, then devised innovative methods to inject the protein back into the same animals. Matt Schudel, BostonGlobe.com, 10 Aug. 2020 Finally, at Witebsky’s behest, Dr. Rose extracted small amounts of thyroglobulin from living rabbits, then devised innovative methods to inject the protein back into the same animals. Matt Schudel, BostonGlobe.com, 10 Aug. 2020 Finally, at Witebsky’s behest, Dr. Rose extracted small amounts of thyroglobulin from living rabbits, then devised innovative methods to inject the protein back into the same animals. Matt Schudel, BostonGlobe.com, 10 Aug. 2020 Finally, at Witebsky’s behest, Dr. Rose extracted small amounts of thyroglobulin from living rabbits, then devised innovative methods to inject the protein back into the same animals. Matt Schudel, BostonGlobe.com, 10 Aug. 2020 Finally, at Witebsky’s behest, Dr. Rose extracted small amounts of thyroglobulin from living rabbits, then devised innovative methods to inject the protein back into the same animals. Matt Schudel, BostonGlobe.com, 10 Aug. 2020 Finally, at Witebsky’s behest, Dr. Rose extracted small amounts of thyroglobulin from living rabbits, then devised innovative methods to inject the protein back into the same animals. Matt Schudel, BostonGlobe.com, 10 Aug. 2020 Finally, at Witebsky’s behest, Dr. Rose extracted small amounts of thyroglobulin from living rabbits, then devised innovative methods to inject the protein back into the same animals. Matt Schudel, BostonGlobe.com, 10 Aug. 2020 Finally, at Witebsky’s behest, Dr. Rose extracted small amounts of thyroglobulin from living rabbits, then devised innovative methods to inject the protein back into the same animals. Matt Schudel, BostonGlobe.com, 10 Aug. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of thyroglobulin

circa 1905, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for thyroglobulin

earlier thyreoglobulin, borrowed from German Thyreoglobulin, from thyreo-, combining form from New Latin thyreoidēs thyroid entry 2 + Globulin globulin

Note: The German term was introduced by the biochemist Adolph Oswald (1870-1956) in "Die Eiweisskörper der Schilddrüse," Hoppe-Seyler's Zeitschrift für physiologische Chemie, Band 27 (1899), p. 29. The initial element thyreo- was regularized to the more common English version thyro- (see note at that entry).

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thyroglobulin

noun
thy·​ro·​glob·​u·​lin | \ ˌthī-rō-ˈgläb-yə-lən How to pronounce thyroglobulin (audio) \

Medical Definition of thyroglobulin

: an iodine-containing protein of the thyroid gland that on proteolysis yields thyroxine and triiodothyronine

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