accessory thyroid gland

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ac·ces·so·ry thy·roid gland

[TA]
an isolated mass, or one of several such masses, of thyroid tissue, sometimes present in the side of the neck, or ranging in position from just superior to the hyoid bone (suprahyoid accessory thyroid gland) to the arch of the aorta inferiorly.

Wölfler,

Anton, Bohemian surgeon, 1850-1917.
Wölfler gland - Synonym(s): accessory thyroid gland

ac·ces·so·ry thy·roid gland

(ak-sesŏr-ē thīroyd gland) [TA]
Isolated mass of thyroid tissue, sometimes present in the side of the neck, or ranging in position from just superior to the hyoid bone (suprahyoid accessory thyroid gland) to the arch of the aorta inferiorly.