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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: goy'ter


A chronic enlargement of the thyroid gland, not due to a neoplasm, occurring endemically in certain localities, especially regions where glaciation occurred and the soil is low in iodine, and sporadically elsewhere.

Synonym(s): struma1

[Fr. from L. guttur, throat]

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