Relating to an agent that suppresses thyroid function ( e.g., propylthiouracil).

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an·ti·thy·roid -'thī-.rȯid adj able to counteract excessive thyroid activity <\antithyroid drugs>

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an·ti·thy·roid (an″te-thiґroid) counteracting the functioning of the thyroid, especially in its synthesis of thyroid hormones.

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