Definition of scrofula
: tuberculosis of lymph nodes especially in the neck
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Several diseases, such as diabetes, yellow fever, typhoid fever and the glandular disease scrofula, can be associated with certain scents.
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Origin and Etymology 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: 1791See Words from the same year
Medical Definition of scrofula
: tuberculosis of lymph nodes especially in the neck—called also king's evil
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