Definition of scrofula noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈskrɒfjʊlə//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskrɔːfjʊlə//
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(especially in the past) a disease in which the glands swelled, probably a form of tuberculosis Word Originlate Middle English: from medieval Latin, diminutive of Latin scrofa ‘breeding sow’ (said to be subject to the disease).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: scrofula