Any substance that induces goiter, e.g., cabbage, rapeseed, etc.

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goi·tro·gen 'gȯi-trə-jən n a substance (as thiourea or thiouracil) that induces goiter formation

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goi·tro·gen (goiґtro-jən) a goiter-producing compound.

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