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scrofulous

[skrof-yuh-luh s] /ˈskrɒf yə ləs/
adjective
1.
pertaining to, resembling, of the nature of, or affected with scrofula.
2.
morally tainted.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; scroful(a) + -ous
Related forms
scrofulously, adverb
scrofulousness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for scrofulousness

scrofulous

/ˈskrɒfjʊləs/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, resembling, or having scrofula
2.
morally degraded
Derived Forms
scrofulously, adverb
scrofulousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for scrofulousness

scrofulous

adj.

early 15c., from Medieval Latin scrophulosus; see scrofula + -ous. Related: Scrofulously; scrofulousness.

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scrofulousness in Medicine

scrofulous scrof·u·lous (skrŏf'yə-ləs)
adj.
Relating to, affected with, or resembling scrofula.

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