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English Dictionary: goitre by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
goitre
n
  1. abnormally enlarged thyroid gland; can result from underproduction or overproduction of hormone or from a deficiency of iodine in the diet
    Synonym(s): goiter, goitre, struma, thyromegaly
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Goiter \Goi"ter\ Goitre \Goi"tre\, n. [F. go[8c]tre, L. guttur
      throat, cf. tumidum guttur goiter, gutturosus goitered. See
      {Guttural}.] (Med.)
      An enlargement of the thyroid gland, on the anterior part of
      the neck; bronchocele. It is frequently associated with
      cretinism, and is most common in mountainous regions,
      especially in certain parts of Switzerland.
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