• WordNet 3.6
    • adj thyroid suggestive of a thyroid disorder "thyroid personality"
    • adj thyroid of or relating to the thyroid gland "thyroid deficiency","thyroidal uptake"
    • n thyroid located near the base of the neck
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Thyroid (Anat) Of or pertaining to the thyroid body, thyroid cartilage, or thyroid artery; thyroideal.
    • Thyroid Shaped like an oblong shield; shield-shaped; as, the thyroid cartilage.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • thyroid Shield-shaped. Specifically— In anatomy, noting the largest and principal one of the several cartilages of the larynx, and several associated parts; also, noting the obturator foramen and obturator membrane.
    • thyroid Superior, a branch of the external carotid, distributed to the sternothyroid, sternohyoid, and omohyoid muscles and the thyroid body, and giving off the hyoid, sternomastoid, laryngeal, and cricothyroid branches.
    • thyroid Inferior, a branch of the thyroid axis, passing beneath the great cervical vessels to be distributed to the lower part of the thyroid body, to the scalenus anticus, longus colli, inferior constrictor, and the infrahyoid muscles, and giving off the ascending cervical, inferior laryngeal, tracheal, and esophageal branches.
    • n thyroid The thyroid cartilage.
    • n thyroid The thyroid gland.
    • n thyroid A thyroid artery, vein, or nerve.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Thyroid thī′roid in the form of a shield: denoting a cartilage constituting the anterior, upper part of the larynx, popularly called Adam's apple: denoting a vascular or ductless gland which arises in the earlier human embryo as an ingrowth from the lower part of the pharynx (see Myxœdema).
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  • Christopher Morley
    “New York, the nation's thyroid gland.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. qyreoeidh`s shield-shaped; qyreo`s a large, oblong shield (from qy`ra a door) + e'i^dos form: cf. F. thyroïde, thyréoïde,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. thyreos, a shield, eidos, form.


In literature:

Curious to relate, a cure was effected after ligature of the superior thyroid arteries and sloughing of the thyroid gland.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
The thyroid is another ductless gland.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
They are dangerous; most of them contain thyroid extract, arsenic, or mercury.
"Diet and Health" by Lulu Hunt Peters
Jones, fancying that he was going to produce the title deeds, felt a little jump at his thyroid cartilage.
"The Man Who Lost Himself" by H. De Vere Stacpoole
I was about to freeze him with a clamp on his thyroid.
"Vigorish" by Gordon Randall Garrett
Inferior thyroid artery of thyroid axis.
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise
Occasionally thyroid preparations have a good effect.
"Essentials of Diseases of the Skin" by Henry Weightman Stelwagon
It suffices to allude to the function of the thyroid body.
"The Sexual Life of the Child" by Albert Moll
The alterations of the thyroid, which have been observed by many authors, cannot be described as constant.
"Histology of the Blood" by Paul Ehrlich
Describe the thyroid cartilage.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
This is next in size to the thyroid.
"The Voice" by Frank E. Miller
The thyroid gland, situated in the lower part of the neck, is necessary for normal brain activity.
"Psychology" by Robert S. Woodworth
In pups, the thyroid body greatly and quickly enlarges, so as to cut short the life by when the sixth week is attained.
"The Dog" by Dinks, Mayhew, and Hutchinson
B, The Thyroid Cartilage.
"A Treatise on Physiology and Hygiene" by Joseph Chrisman Hutchison
Everybody's got thyroid on the brain nowadays, but the thyroid's only one of them.
"The Tower of Oblivion" by Oliver Onions
Accessory thyroids, close to the main gland, are often found.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 8" by Various
It might well be called a slight thyroid intoxication.
"Psychotherapy" by James J. Walsh
Enlargement of the thyroid glands generally prevails, sometimes to an enormous extent.
"Curiosities of Medical Experience" by J. G. (John Gideon) Millingen
V. fourth and fifth arches (thyroid cartilage).
"The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia" by Frank Evers Beddard
Up to stage P the thyroid gland retains its original position.
"The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1" by Francis Maitland Balfour

In poetry:

'Number four—the girl who died on the table—
The girl with golden hair—'
The purpling body lies on the polished marble.
We open the throat, and lay the thyroid bare . . .
"The House Of Dust: Part 02: 10:" by Conrad Potter Aiken

In news:

Nuanced thyroid treatment can bring big improvement.
"DANCING WITH THE STARS" co-host Brooke Burke says she has thyroid cancer.
BPA linked to thyroid hormone changes, study says.
BPA linked to thyroid hormone changes in pregnant women and newborn boys.
How To Spot Thyroid Cancer.
Brooke Burke's Thyroid Cancer: What You Need To Know.
Last week, Dancing with the Stars co-host Brooke Burke-Charvet, 41, revealed that she has thyroid cancer.
Brooke Burke-Charvet announces thyroid cancer diagnosis: Is it common.
The "Dancing with the Stars" co-host was diagnosed with thyroid cancer.
Seems like as of lately almost everyone is having thyroid problems.
Dr Kevin discusses this issue and how to maintain a healthy thyroid .
5 things you need to know about thyroid cancer.
"Dancing With the Stars" host Brooke Burke-Charvet revealed this week she has thyroid cancer.
Brooke Burke, 'Dancing' co-host, has thyroid cancer.
NEW YORK (AP) - "Dancing with the Stars" co-host Brooke Burke says she has thyroid cancer.

In science:

Calcitonin deficiency in early stages of chronic autoimmune thyroiditis.
An efficient group test for genetic markers that handles confounding