- adjectivehaving the effect of counteracting excessive thyroid activity (Freq. 6)-
antithyroid drugs• Pertains to noun: ↑thyroid
* * *\\| ̷ ̷(ˌ) ̷ ̷|-\ adjective: tending or having power to counteract thyroid overactivity
* * *adj., n.
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antithyroid — adjective Date: 1908 able to counteract excessive thyroid activity < antithyroid drugs > … New Collegiate Dictionary
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antithyroid — adj., n. * * * … Universalium
antithyroid — an·ti·thy·roid … English syllables
antithyroid — an ti•thy′roid adj. n … From formal English to slang
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