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or chiefly Brit  goi*tre  n :  an enlargement of the thyroid gland that is commonly visible as a swelling of the anterior part of the neck, that often results from insufficient intake of iodine and then is usu. accompanied by hypothyroidism, and that in other cases is associated with hyperthyroidism usu. together with toxic symptoms and exophthalmos - called also struma  goi*trous also  goi*ter*ous  adj 
Similar sounding terms:  ca·tar·ia  ca·tarrh  cat·tery  cau·ter 

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