struma

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n struma a form of tuberculosis characterized by swellings of the lymphatic glands
    • n struma abnormally enlarged thyroid gland; can result from underproduction or overproduction of hormone or from a deficiency of iodine in the diet
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Struma (Bot) A cushionlike swelling on any organ; especially, that at the base of the capsule in many mosses.
    • Struma (Med) Scrofula.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n struma In pathology: Scrofula.
    • n struma Goiter.
    • n struma In botany, a cushion-like swelling or dilatation of or on an organ, as that at the extremity of the petiole of many leaves, or at one side of the base of the capsule in many mosses.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Struma strōō′ma scrofula
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., a scrofulous tumor
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. strumosusstruma, scrofula.

Usage

In literature:

She was one of those beautiful white-and-pink creatures who are rotten with struma.
"Round the Red Lamp" by Arthur Conan Doyle
Why, midst the fevers of the Struma plain you Furnished the greater part of Tommy's daily menu.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 159, August 25th, 1920" by Various
But in reality the Bulgar population in what was European Turkey was found only eastward of the Struma in Thracia including Adrianople.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of 12)"
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" by George Barton Cutten
In Thrace and east of the Struma the people are Bulgars.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume I (of 8)" by Various
Fort Rupel, on the Struma River, and north of Demir Hissar, is about six miles within Greek territory.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume V (of 8)"
Had a few days' leave from the Struma front.
"Command" by William McFee
The Struma and Mesta reach the sea through Greece.
"Area Handbook for Bulgaria" by Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
She was one of those beautiful white-and-pink creatures who are rotten with struma.
"The Man from Archangel" by A. Conan Doyle
We drove joyously down the Struma valley and through the Kreshna and Ruppel passes, still littered with the debris of the Bulgarian retreat.
"Eastern Nights - and Flights" by Alan Bott
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