thyroxine

noun thy·rox·ine \ thī-ˈräk-ˌsēn , -sən \
variants: or thyroxin
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of thyroxine

: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

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Origin and Etymology of thyroxine

thyr- + oxy + indole


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thyroxine

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

medical Definition of thyroxine

: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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