struma


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to struma: struma ovarii

Stru·ma

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

stru·ma

 (stro͞o′mə)
n. pl. stru·mae (-mē) or stru·mas
1.
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.

struma

(ˈstruːmə)
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

Struma

(ˈstruːmə)
n
(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

stru•ma

(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.

Stru•ma

(ˈstru mɑ)

n.
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
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)
Translations

stru·ma

n. L. estruma, engrosamiento de la tiroides; pop. bocio.
References in periodicals archive ?
The repair and restoration of the viaduct from Struma Motorway near Dupnitsa, which was damaged by the fire on August 13, will continue for four months, said Road Infrastructure Agency Manager Georgi Terziyski, who is inspecting the course of clearing the terrain under the bridge.
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 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.
In which Eastern European country can the Struma River and Mesta River be found?
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.
Audience top 15: "Lagaan" (India), "The Tunnel" (Germany), "Dark Blue World" (Czech Republic), "A Song for Martin" (Sweden), "Nynke" (Netherlands), "Italian for Beginners" (Denmark), "The Son's Room" (Italy), "Behind the Sun" (Brazil), "Last Orders" (Britain), "The Struma" (Canada), "3 Conversations About One Thing" (U.S.), "Nine Queens" (Argentina), "The Bank" (Australia), "Baran" (Iran) and "Pauline and Paulette" (Belgium).