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(thī′royd″ )

[thyro- + -oid]

1. The thyroid gland.
SEE: thyroid gland
2. The cleaned, dried, and powdered thyroid gland of animals; thyroid extract. Thyroid extract, because of its unpredictable potency, is used only rarely to treat hypothyroidism and goiter.

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