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



(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 Originearly 17th cent.: from French, a back-formation from goitreux ‘having a goitre’, or from Old French goitron ‘gullet’, both based on Latin guttur ‘throat’.