scrofula

Part of speech: adjective

Scrofulous.

Part of speech: noun

A chronic disease tending to the development of glandular tumors.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", Catherine E. Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe.