scrofulous

adjective
scrof·​u·​lous | \ ˈskrȯ-fyə-ləs How to pronounce scrofulous (audio) \

Definition of scrofulous

1 : of, relating to, or affected with scrofula
2a : 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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The first known use of scrofulous was in 1612

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“Scrofulous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scrofulous. Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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scrofulous

adjective
scrof·​u·​lous | \ ˈskrȯf-yə-ləs, ˈskräf- How to pronounce scrofulous (audio) \

Medical Definition of scrofulous

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

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