thyroid gland

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A thyroid gland prepared in 1925 as a medical specimen in the collection of the Anatomisches Museum, Basel, Switzerland

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From New Latin glandula thyreoidea, coined by Thomas Wharton in 1656.

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thyroid gland (plural thyroid glands)

  1. (anatomy) A large butterfly-shaped endocrine gland situated on the front of the neck that produces various hormones.

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