HyperDic: thyroxine

English > 1 sense of the word thyroxine:
NOUNbodythyroxine, thyroxin, tetraiodothyronine, Thormone produced by the thyroid glands to regulate metabolism by controlling the rate of oxidation in cells
English > thyroxine: 1 sense > noun 1, body
Meaninghormone produced by the thyroid glands to regulate metabolism by controlling the rate of oxidation in cells.
Example"thyroxine is 65% iodine"
Synonymsthyroxin, tetraiodothyronine, T
Broaderthyroid hormoneAny of several closely related compounds that are produced by the thyroid gland and are active metabolically
Spanishtiroxina
Catalantiroxina

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