An enlargement of the front and sides of the neck caused by inflammation of the thyroid gland.(noun)
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Use "goitre" in a sentence
"When the goitre extends behind the sternum -- the _malignant form of retro-sternal goitre_ -- the pressure symptoms are due to the encroachment upon the limited accommodation of the upper opening of the thorax; the trachea especially suffers, and the pressure on the veins causes distension of the anterior and external jugulars and their tributaries."
"When the secreting elements increase out of proportion to the stroma, numerous rounded or irregular spaces filled with a thick yellow colloid material are formed in the substance of the goitre -- _colloid goitre_."
"The term goitre is applied clinically to any non-inflammatory enlargement of the thyreoid gland."