Meaning of goiter

goi•ter

Pronunciation: (goi'tur), [key]
— n. Pathol.
  1. an enlargement of the thyroid gland on the front and sides of the neck, usually symptomatic of abnormal thyroid secretion, esp. hypothyroidism due to a lack of iodine in the diet.
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