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struma

[ stroo-muh ]
/ ˈstru mə /
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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.
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Origin of struma

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

Other definitions for struma (2 of 2)

Struma
[ stroo-mah ]
/ ˈstru mɑ /

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 (1 of 2)

struma
/ (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 of struma

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)

Struma
/ (ˈstruːmə) /

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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Medical definitions for struma

struma
[ strōōmə ]

n. pl. stru•mas
Goiter.
scrofula
Enlargement of a tissue. No longer in technical use.

Other words from struma

stru•matic (-mătĭk) null null adj.
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