Definition of struma in English:

struma

noun

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

    • ‘Aspiration biopsy cytology was performed for both strumae.’
    • ‘Damage to the superior laryngeal nerve is reported for up to 25% of all patients, even if the strumae are uncomplicated.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The most common forms of this variant are struma ovarii and carcinoid in the ovary.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

struma

/ˈstruːmə/