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Meaning of thyroid gland

thy'roid gland"

Pronunciation: [key]
— Anat. Anat.
  1. a two-lobed endocrine gland, located at the base of the neck that secretes two hormones that regulate the rates of metabolism, growth, and development. Cf.
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