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n. a swelling in the front part of the neck caused by enlargement of the thyroid gland. See exophthalmos; Graves’ disease; thyrotoxicosis.

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May 21st 2024



n. in the analytic psychology of Carl Jung, the public face an individual presents to the outside world, in contrast to more deeply rooted and authentic personality characteristics. This sense has now passed into popular usage. The term is taken from the mask worn by actors in Roman antiquity.