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struma

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Pronunciation: /ˈstruːmə
 
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Definition of struma in English:

noun (plural strumae /-miː/)

Medicine
A swelling of the thyroid gland; a goitre.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

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