thyroxine

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noun thy·rox·ine \thī-ˈräk-ˌsēn, -sən\
variants: or

thyroxin

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, increases metabolic rate, and is used to treat thyroid disorders —called also T4

Origin and Etymology of thyroxine

thyr- + oxy + indole


First Known Use: 1918


Medical Dictionary

thyroxine

noun thy·rox·ine
variants: or

thyroxin

\thī-ˈräk-ˌsēn, -sən\play

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 T4


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