Thyroxine Definition

-rŏksĭn
noun
A colorless, crystalline compound, C15H11I4NO4, the active hormone of the thyroid gland, often prepared synthetically and used in treating goiter, cretinism, and myxedema.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
tetraiodothyroninetthyroxin

Other Word Forms of Thyroxine

Noun

Singular:
thyroxine
Plural:
thyroxines

Origin of Thyroxine

  • thyr(o)– ox(y)– in(dole)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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