Definitions

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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun rare Any affliction of the skin dependent on scrofula.

Etymologies

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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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