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scrofula

Pathol tuberculosis of the lymphatic glands

scrofula

[′skräf·yə·lə]
(medicine)
Tuberculosis of cervical lymph nodes.
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my race which no ablution of hyssop mingled with lilies can ever purify my race gnawed by blemishes my race ripe grapes from drunken feet my queen of spit and leprosies my queen of whips and scrofulae my queen of squamae and chlosmae (O royalty whom I have loved in the far gardens of spring lit by chestnut candles!) I accept.