- 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
- 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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Examples from the Web for struma
They therefore have no significance as far as struma is concerned.
There was a lull on the Struma, he said, his tired, refined voice concealing the irony.Command
Laurentius reports that Francis I, when a prisoner in Spain, cured a great number of people of struma (scrofula).Three Thousand Years of Mental Healing
George Barton Cutten
On the Struma front in 1917 a bombing plane was being put back into its hangar.
She was one of those beautiful white-and-pink creatures who are rotten with struma.The Man from Archangel
A. Conan Doyle
- 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
C16: from Latin: a scrofulous tumour, from struere to heap up
- 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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- Enlargement of a tissue. No longer in technical use.
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