noun, plural stru·mae [stroo-mee] /ˈstru mi/.
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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noun plural -mae (-miː)
Derived Formsstrumatic (struːˈmætɪk), strumous (ˈstruːməs) or strumose (ˈstruːməʊs), adjective
pathol an abnormal enlargement of the thyroid gland; goitre
botany a swelling, esp one at the base of a moss capsule
Word Origin for struma
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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n. pl. stru•mas
Related formsstru•mat′ic (-măt′ĭk) null null adj.
Enlargement of a tissue. No longer in technical use.
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