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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.


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