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Meaning of STRUMA

Pronunciation:  'stroomu

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a form of tuberculosis characterized by swellings of the lymphatic glands
  2. [n]  abnormally enlarged thyroid gland; can result from under-production or over-production of hormone or from a deficiency of iodine in the diet
 

STRUMA is a 6 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: goiter, goitre, king's evil, scrofula, thyromegaly
 
 See Also: disease, T.B., TB, tuberculosis

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Stru"ma\, n. [L., a scrofulous tumor.]
1. (Med.) Scrofula.

2. (Bot.) A cushionlike swelling on any organ; especially,
   that at the base of the capsule in many mosses.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A cushion-like swelling.
 

 

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