Definition of goitre noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

goitre

 noun
(especially US English goiter)noun
BrE BrE//ˈɡɔɪtə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡɔɪtər//
 
[uncountable, countable]
 
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a swelling of the throat caused by a disease of the thyroid gland Word Origin early 17th cent.: from French, a back-formation from goitreux ‘having a goitre’, or from Old French goitron ‘gullet’, both based on Latin guttur ‘throat’.