Definition of struma in English:


Syllabification: stru·ma
Pronunciation: /ˈstro͞omə

noun (plural strumae /-mē/)

  • A swelling of the thyroid gland; a goiter.
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    • The most common forms of this variant are struma ovarii and carcinoid in the ovary.
    • A 62-year-old white woman underwent right ovary resection that had a pathologic diagnosis of struma ovarii.
    • The case of a 38-year-old woman with malignant struma ovarii is described.


mid 16th century (in the Latin sense): modern Latin, from Latin, 'scrofulous tumor'.

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