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scrofulous

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adjective scrof·u·lous \-ləs\

Definition of scrofulous

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or affected with scrofula

  2. 2a :  having a diseased run-down appearanceb :  morally contaminated <scrofulous characters…so quick to smear — John Garrity>



1612

First Known Use of scrofulous

1612


Medical Dictionary

scrofulous

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adjective scrof·u·lous \ˈskrȯf-yə-ləs, ˈskräf-\

Medical Definition of scrofulous

  1. :  of, relating to, or affected with scrofula <scrofulous ulcers>




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