Definition Of scrofula

noun

a disease with glandular swellings, probably a form of tuberculosis.

These coins were handed out as talismans by the monarch at a special ceremony to sufferers of the skin disease, scrofula (otherwise known as King's Evil).

Example Of scrofula

  • And most of them were scrofulous and all of them were evil,

  • In 1712, the scrofulous two-year-old son of a Staffordshire bookseller was brought to London for presentation to Queen Anne.

  • Initially, the power to heal was applied to most all diseases, but was eventually applied primarily to scrofula - a form of tuberculosis that affects lymph nodes in the neck.

  • It is used for constipation caused by dryness, for skin inflammation caused by damp heat (like yellow dock and for scrofula (swollen glands).

  • No king touched so much for the king's evil, that class of unpleasant glandular and scrofulous disorders that kings were reputed to be able to cure.


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