scrofulous

[ skrof-yuh-luh s ]
/ ˈskrɒf yə ləs /
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adjective

pertaining to, resembling, of the nature of, or affected with scrofula.
morally tainted.

Nearby words

  1. scrobble,
  2. scrobiculate,
  3. scrod,
  4. scrofula,
  5. scrofuloderma,
  6. scrofulously,
  7. scrog,
  8. scroggin,
  9. scroggy,
  10. scroll

Origin of scrofulous

First recorded in 1605–15; scroful(a) + -ous

Related formsscrof·u·lous·ly, adverbscrof·u·lous·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for scrofulous

scrofulous

/ (ˈskrɒfjʊləs) /

adjective

of, relating to, resembling, or having scrofula
morally degraded
Derived Formsscrofulously, adverbscrofulousness, noun

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Word Origin and History for scrofulous

scrofulous

adj.

early 15c., from Medieval Latin scrophulosus; see scrofula + -ous. Related: Scrofulously; scrofulousness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for scrofulous

scrofulous

[ skrŏfyə-ləs ]

adj.

Relating to, affected with, or resembling scrofula.

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