pyramidal lobe

noun

Medical Definition of pyramidal lobe

: a conical lobe of the thyroid gland that varies in shape and position but is often found on the cranial part of the isthmus joining the right and left lobes of the gland or on the adjacent part of either lobe and that may project upward to the hyoid bone

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“Pyramidal lobe.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/pyramidal%20lobe. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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