thyroxine[t̸hī räk′sēn′, -sin]
a colorless, crystalline compound, CHINO, the active hormone of the thyroid gland, often prepared synthetically and used in treating goiter, cretinism, and myxedema
Origin of thyroxinethyr(o)- + ox(y)- + -ine
An iodine-containing hormone, C15H11I4NO4, produced by the thyroid gland, that increases the rate of cell metabolism and regulates growth and that is made synthetically for treatment of thyroid disorders.
Origin of thyroxinethyr(o)– + ox(y)– + in(dole).