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scrofula

  

      n     (Pathol)   no longer in technical use   tuberculosis of the lymphatic glands,   (Also called (formerly))    the kings evil  
     (C14: from Medieval Latin, from Late Latin scrofulae swollen glands in the neck, literally: little sows (sows were thought to be particularly prone to the disease), from Latin scrofa sow)  
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scrofulous, scopula, scornful, scrobiculate

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