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Definition of "goitre" [goitre]

  • 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."