GOIT'ER, n. The bronchocele; a large tumor that forms gradually on the human throat between the trachea and the skin. The inhabitants of this part of the Valais are subject to goiters.
GOIT'ER, n. [Fr. goître.]
The bronchocele; a cellulose or cystose tumor, the cells oval, currant-sized, or grape-sized, containing a serous fluid; sometimes their contents are caseous. It is seated in the thyroid gland, and appears on the anterior part of the neck. The same disease affects the testes and the female breasts, but in these situations is not called bronchocele. Cellular sarcoma is a name applicable to the disease in all locations.
The inhabitants of this part of the Valais are subject to goiters. Coxe, Switz.
- An enlargement of the thyroid
gland, on the anterior part of the neck; bronchocele. It is
frequently associated with cretinism, and is most common in
mountainous regions, especially in certain parts of