scrofulous

play
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

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

Medical Definition of scrofulous

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


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up scrofulous? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a lively discussion

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • istock-refers-to-this-as-a-tumble-of-strawberries-which-sounded-pretty-nice-to-us
  • Which is a synonym of garner?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!