Other Word Forms of Thyroid
Origin of Thyroid
From French thyroïde coined by Ambroise Paré, after Ancient Greek θυρεός (thyreos, “a large oblong shield") + εἶδος (eidos, “a form, shape").
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
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