[ stroo-muh ]
/ ˈstru mə /

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.

Origin of struma

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

Definition for struma (2 of 2)


[ stroo-mah ]
/ ˈstru mɑ /


a river in S Europe, flowing SE through SW Bulgaria and NE Greece into the Aegean. 225 miles (362 km) long. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for struma (1 of 2)


/ (ˈstruːmə) /

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 Forms

strumatic (struːˈmætɪk), strumous (ˈstruːməs) or strumose (ˈstruːməʊs), adjective

Word Origin for struma

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

British Dictionary definitions for struma (2 of 2)


/ (ˈstruːmə) /


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


[ strōōmə ]

n. pl. stru•mas

Enlargement of a tissue. No longer in technical use.

Related forms

stru•matic (-mătĭk) null null adj.
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