Definition of “thyroxine” - English Dictionary


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thyroxinenoun [ U ]

/θɑɪˈrɑk·sin, -sɪn/

biology the main chemical produced in the body by the thyroid (gland) (= organ in the neck), which increases the metabolism (= changing of food into energy) and in this way, makes the body grow and develop

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