from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Any affection of the skin regarded as of scrofulous origin.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Med.) Any affection of the skin dependent on scrofula.
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- noun rare Any
afflictionof the skin dependent on scrofula.
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Latin diminutive of scrofa: a breeding sow, because swine were supposed to be subject to the complaint; or by fanciful comparison of the glandular swellings to little pigs.
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