n pl , -mae
1 (Pathol) an abnormal enlargement of the thyroid gland; goitre
2 (Botany) a swelling, esp. one at the base of a moss capsule
3 another word for →
scrofula (C16: from Latin: a scrofulous tumour, from struere to heap up)
n a river in S Europe, rising in SW Bulgaria near Sofia and flowing generally southeast through Greece to the Aegean. Length: 362 km (225 miles), (Greek names)
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