scrofulous


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scrofulous

 [skrof´u-lus]
pertaining to or characterized by scrofuloderma or scrofula.

scrof·u·lous

(skrof'yū-lŭs),
Relating to or suffering from scrofula.

scrofulous

(skrŏf′yə-ləs)
adj.
1. Relating to, affected with, or resembling scrofula.
2. Morally degenerate; corrupt: "a scrofulous, grim, darkly funny burlesque on art, celebrity, and love" (Stephen Schiff).

scrof′u·lous·ly adv.
scrof′u·lous·ness n.
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And ``The scrofulous varmint is broke the laws and he's gotta pay fer it.