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noun [U] (also thyroxin)     /θaɪˈrɒk.sɪn/ US  /-ˈrɑːk-/ specialized
a hormone produced by the thyroid gland that controls metabolism (= chemical processes in the body ) and is important for normal development in children Substances and structures in the body
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