What does the word scrofula mean?

Usage examples for scrofula

  1. Their flesh has long been considered as one of the principal causes of scrofula, and other diseases too numerous to mention: without doubt this is the case. – The American Reformed Cattle Doctor by George Dadd
  2. I mention the Latin name because I have known persons sometimes, misled by the similarity of sound, fancy that it had some connection with scrofula. – The Mother's Manual of Children's Diseases by Charles West, M.D.
  3. Nearly all were seized with scrofula, and many families became wholly extinct, their last members dying " rotten with scrofula." – The American Woman's Home by Catherine E. Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe