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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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Up to moderate southern wind in Eastern Bulgaria and along the Struma valley, light wind in the Danube plain from east-northeast.
During World War II, the Struma vessel, carrying Jewish refugees who were fleeing Nazi persecutions sank after it was torpedoed on 24 February 1942 in the international waters of the Black Sea.
With only money to spare for a boat ticket, Jacob arranged for David to board a small ship called the Struma, docked at Constanta, Romania and bound for Istanbul, Turkey--a neutral country in World War II.
1) were observed in 70% of subjects with thyroid diseases (from 45% in struma nodosa euthyrotica to in ca 86% of Hashimoto's disease patients (Table 2).
Struma ovarii: Case presentation and literature review
In addition, lot 1 of the Struma motorway and 8km of the Hemus highway were also completed in August 2013.
When a ship called the Struma was dragged to the port of Old ystanbul, Alaton was a 15-year-old witness to the agony onboard.
Bona fide cases of struma ovarii that eventually act in a clinically aggressive fashion (biologically malignant) are exceedingly rare, with literature composed mainly, until recently, of case reports.
Struma and Krupnik fault zones are the most prominent tectonic structures in Southwestern Bulgaria.
Struma ovarii is a unique variant of the monodermal teratomas of the ovary, which is entirely composed of thyroid tissue.
The Struma, which sank with 768 refugees aboard after the crippled boat was forced back into the Black Sea by the Turkish authorities.