struma

[stroo-muh]
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noun, plural stru·mae [stroo-mee] /ˈstru mi/.

Pathology. goiter.
Botany. a cushionlike swelling on an organ, as that at one side of the base of the capsule in many mosses.

Nearby words

  1. strudel,
  2. struggle,
  3. struggle bus,
  4. struggle for existence,
  5. strum,
  6. struma lymphomatosa,
  7. struma ovarii,
  8. strumectomy,
  9. strumiform,
  10. strumitis

Origin of struma

1555–65; < New Latin; Latin strūma scrofulous tumor

Struma

[stroo-mah]

noun

a river in S Europe, flowing SE through SW Bulgaria and NE Greece into the Aegean. 225 miles (362 km) long.
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British Dictionary definitions for struma

struma

noun plural -mae (-miː)

pathol an abnormal enlargement of the thyroid gland; goitre
botany a swelling, esp one at the base of a moss capsule
another word for scrofula
Derived Formsstrumatic (struːˈmætɪk), strumous (ˈstruːməs) or strumose (ˈstruːməʊs), adjective

Word Origin for struma

C16: from Latin: a scrofulous tumour, from struere to heap up

Struma

noun

a river in S Europe, rising in SW Bulgaria near Sofia and flowing generally southeast through Greece to the Aegean. Length: 362 km (225 miles)Greek names: Strimon, Strymon
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Medicine definitions for struma

struma

[strōōmə]

n. pl. stru•mas

Goiter.
scrofula
Enlargement of a tissue. No longer in technical use.
Related formsstru•matic (-mătĭk) null null adj.


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