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A river, about 415 km (260 mi) long, of western Bulgaria and northeast Greece flowing southward to an inlet of the Aegean Sea.


n. pl. stru·mae (-mē) or stru·mas
a. See scrofula.
b. See goiter.
2. Botany A cushionlike swelling at the base of a moss capsule.

[Latin strūma, scrofulous tumor.]

stru·mat′ic (-măt′ĭk), stru′mose′ (-mōs′), stru′mous (-məs) adj.


n, pl -mae (-miː)
1. (Pathology) pathol an abnormal enlargement of the thyroid gland; goitre
2. (Botany) botany a swelling, esp one at the base of a moss capsule
3. (Pathology) another word for scrofula
[C16: from Latin: a scrofulous tumour, from struere to heap up]
strumatic, strumous, strumose adj


(Placename) a river in S Europe, rising in SW Bulgaria near Sofia and flowing generally southeast through Greece to the Aegean. Length: 362 km (225 miles). Greek names: Strimon or Strymon


(ˈstru mə)

n., pl. -mae (-mi)
1. goiter.
2. a cushionlike swelling on a plant organ, as that at one side of the base of the capsule in many mosses.
[1555–65; < New Latin; Latin strūma swelling of the lymph glands]
stru′mose, stru′mous, adj.


(ˈstru mɑ)

a river in S Europe, flowing SE through SW Bulgaria and NE Greece into the Aegean. 225 mi. (362 km) long.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.struma - abnormally enlarged thyroid glandstruma - abnormally enlarged thyroid gland; can result from underproduction or overproduction of hormone or from a deficiency of iodine in the diet
disease - an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning
2.struma - a form of tuberculosis characterized by swellings of the lymphatic glands
T.B., tuberculosis, TB - infection transmitted by inhalation or ingestion of tubercle bacilli and manifested in fever and small lesions (usually in the lungs but in various other parts of the body in acute stages)


n. L. estruma, engrosamiento de la tiroides; pop. bocio.
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Perhaps the eyeglasses should have reminded Mr Kay of the Jews who died at sea in the Exodus or the Struma because England would not take them, or the Jews of the St Louis who couldn't enter Britain because they had too many Jews already.
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