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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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Spohn, a physician at the Penetanguishene Reformatory, testified before the Commissioners Appointed to Enquire into the Prison and Reformatory System of Ontario in 1891 how wayward boys were "different in physique." He added, "boys of the criminal classes were not so well developed as a rule"; they were "often quite scrofulous." (34)
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