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Definition of Scrofulous

Scrofulous: 1. Literally, relating to scrofula (tuberculosis (or TB like bacteria) of the lymph nodes, particularly of the neck). 2. Figuratively, morally contaminated and corrupt.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 9/20/2012

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