Definition of struma in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈstro͞omə/

noun (plural strumae /-mē/)

A swelling of the thyroid gland; a goiter.
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.


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

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Syllabification: stru·ma

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