scrofula


scrof·u·la

noun \ˈskr-fyə-lə, ˈskrä-\

Definition of SCROFULA

:  tuberculosis of lymph nodes especially in the neck

Origin of SCROFULA

New Latin, back-formation from Late Latin scrofulae, plural, swellings of the lymph nodes of the neck, from plural of scrofula, diminutive of Latin scrofa breeding sow
First Known Use: 1791

scrof·u·la

noun \ˈskrf-yə-lə, ˈskräf-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SCROFULA

: tuberculosis of lymph nodes especially in the neck—called also king's evil

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