An example of the thyroid is the gland that could potentially be responsible for excessive weight gain.
An example of thyroid used as an adjective is in the phrase "thyroid problem," which means a medical issue with this gland.
Origin of thyroid
- Greek thureoeidēs thureos oblong shield (from thurā door dhwer- in Indo-European roots) -oeidēs -oid
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From French thyroÃ¯de coined by Ambroise ParÃ©, after Ancient Greek Î¸Ï…ÏÎµÏŒÏ‚ (thyreos, “a large oblong shield") + Îµá¼¶Î´Î¿Ï‚ (eidos, “a form, shape").