scrofulous

adjective scrof·u·lous \ ˈskrȯ-fyə-ləs \

Definition of scrofulous

1 : of, relating to, or affected with scrofula
2 a : having a diseased run-down appearance
b : morally contaminated
  • scrofulous characters … so quick to smear
  • —John Garrity

First Known Use of scrofulous

1612

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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scrofulous

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

medical Definition of scrofulous

: of, relating to, or affected with scrofula
  • scrofulous ulcers

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