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A form of tuberculosis affecting the lymph nodes, especially of the neck, that is most common in children and is usually spread by unpasteurized milk from infected cows. Also called struma.
[Middle English scrophula, from Late Latin scrōfulae, swelling of the glands, diminutive of Latin scrōfa, sow; see sker- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Pathology) pathol (no longer in technical use) tuberculosis of the lymphatic glands. Also called (formerly): the king's evil
[C14: from Medieval Latin, from Late Latin scrōfulae swollen glands in the neck, literally: little sows (sows were thought to be particularly prone to the disease), from Latin scrōfa sow]
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scrof•u•la(ˈskrɒf yə lə)
primary tuberculosis of the lymphatic glands, esp. of the neck.
[1350–1400; < Late Latin scrōfulae (Latin scrōf(a) sow), from the belief that breeding sows were susceptible]
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|Noun||1.||scrofula - a form of tuberculosis characterized by swellings of the lymphatic glands|
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scrofula[ˈskrɒfjʊlə] N → escrófula f
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n (dated Med) → Skrofulose f, → Skrofel f
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n. escrófula, tuberculosis de la glándula linfática.
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