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 thyroxinefrom thyr(o)- + oxy- + -ine
An iodine-containing hormone, C15H11I4NO4, produced by the thyroid gland, that increases the rate of cell metabolism and regulates growth. A synthetic form is used in the treatment of thyroid disorders.
Origin of thyroxinethyr(o)- ox(y)- in(dole)