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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A form of tuberculosis characterized by swellings of the lymphatic glands.

Usage examples (36)
  • Her children have diseases of the eyes, skin, glands and bones, and the doctor will apply the term scrofula, when the result is nothing more or less than inherited syphilis.
  • There is a certain disease called the scrofula, which in former times had the name of the King's Evil.
  • The oil is used for skin diseases such as scrofula, indolent ulcers, and ringworm.
  • I don't have scrofula, but it was a comforting thought, anyway. for more
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