Definition for SCROF'U-LA

SCROF'U-LA, n. [L. In G. kropf is crop, craw, and scrofula. In D. it is kropzeer, neck-sore.]

A disease capable of affecting various parts, but which, when seated in glands, is manifested by indolent enlargement, sometimes suppurating imperfectly or ulcerating; ulcer healing with difficulty. It is more properly called struma. The popular name king's-evil is applied to this disease only when it is seated in glands.

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