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Definition of "struma" [‖Stru•ma]

  • See scrofula. (noun)
  • See goiter. (noun)
  • Botany A cushionlike swelling at the base of a moss capsule. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "struma" in a sentence
  • "A military doctor, who seemed an elderly man to me, poked his finger at my neck, uttered the diagnosis "struma" and sent me to a civil group."
  • "Aleacman now Peleca, another stream in Thessaly, turns cattle most part white, si polui ducas, L. Aubanus Rohemus refers that [1391] struma or poke of the Bavarians and Styrians to the nature of their waters, as [1392] Munster doth that of Valesians in the Alps, and [1393] Bodine supposeth the stuttering of some families in Aquitania, about"
  • "The bleeding stopped, and, like the struma, it did not show itself anymore."