how to pronounce thyroid

θaɪɹɔɪd

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“… that is responsible for thyroid function …”

meanings of thyroid

adjective:

  1. (anatomy) Of, relating to, or being the thyroid gland.
  2. Of, relating to, or being the chief cartilage of the larynx.
  3. Suggestive of a disordered thyroid gland.

noun:

  1. The thyroid cartilage.
  2. (anatomy) The thyroid gland.
  3. An extract prepared from the thyroid gland of animals and used in treating deficiency of thyroid hormones.