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thyroid (gland)

noun [C] uk   /ˈθaɪ.rɔɪdˌɡlænd/ us    /ˈθaɪ-/
a gland (= an organ) in the front of the neck that is involved in controlling the way the body develops and worksGlands in the human body
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