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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 scrof·u·la /ˈskrɔfjələ, ˈskrɑ-/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 scrof·u·la /ˈskrɔfjələ, ˈskrɑf-/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Scrof·u·la n.  Med. A constitutional disease, generally hereditary, especially manifested by chronic enlargement and cheesy degeneration of the lymphatic glands, particularly those of the neck, and marked by a tendency to the development of chronic intractable inflammations of the skin, mucous membrane, bones, joints, and other parts, and by a diminution in the power of resistance to disease or injury and the capacity for recovery. Scrofula is now generally held to be tuberculous in character, and may develop into general or local tuberculosis (consumption).

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a form of tuberculosis characterized by swellings of the
          lymphatic glands [syn: struma, king's evil]