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English → English (WordNet)
Definition: thyroid gland
n : located near the base of the neck [syn: thyroid]
English → English (gcide)
Definition: Thyroid gland
Thyroid \Thy"roid\, a. [Gr. qyreoeidh`s shield-shaped; qyreo`s a
large, oblong shield (from qy`ra a door) + e'i^dos form: cf.
F. thyro["i]de, thyr['e]o["i]de.]
1. Shaped like an oblong shield; shield-shaped; as, the
2. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the thyroid body, thyroid
cartilage, or thyroid artery; thyroideal.
Thyroid cartilage. See under Larynx.
Thyroid body, or Thyroid gland (Anat.), an endocrine
gland having two lobes, located in the floor of the mouth
or the region of the larynx, which secretes two hormones
(thyroxine and triiodothyronine) that regulate the
rates of growth and metabloism. In man and most mammals it
is a highly vascular organ, partly surrounding the base of
the larynx and the upper part of the trachea. Cases of
hypothyroidism, where the gland is insufficiently active,
can be treated by administration of thyroxine or a
combination of thyroxine and triiodothyronine.
Thyroid dislocation (Surg.), dislocation of the thigh bone
into the thyroid foramen.
Thyroid foramen, the obturator foramen.