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scrofulous

[ skrof-yuh-luhs ]
/ ˈskrɒf yə ləs /
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adjective

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

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Origin of scrofulous

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

OTHER WORDS FROM scrofulous

scrof·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 forms of scrofulous

scrofulously, adverbscrofulousness, noun
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Medical definitions for scrofulous

scrofulous
[ skrŏfyə-ləs ]

adj.

Relating to, affected with, or resembling scrofula.
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