- 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
- a river in S Europe, flowing SE through SW Bulgaria and NE Greece into the Aegean. 225 miles (362 km) long.
Examples from the Web for struma
Historical Examples of 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
Word Origin for struma
- 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
- Enlargement of a tissue. No longer in technical use.