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thyroid

1. of or relating to the thyroid gland
2. of or relating to the largest cartilage of the larynx
4. the powdered preparation made from the thyroid gland of certain animals, used to treat hypothyroidism
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thyroid

[′thī‚rȯid]
(pharmacology)
Dried and powdered thyroid gland which contains about 0.2% iodine in combination, especially as thyroxine, and is used therapeutically in the treatment of thyroid deficiencies.
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Disruption of the anterior commissure is of particular importance, as it implies avulsion of the vocal ligaments from the thyroid cartilage.
In all species, the hyoid bone, the thyroid cartilage, the cricoid cartilage, and the arytenoids are independent and mobile.
The chondrification of the cricoids cartilage is well advanced than that of the thyroid cartilages and thyroid cartilages chondrify earlier to arytenoids.