One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘According to these literatures, the root is bitter tonic and useful in cancer and strumous disease.’
- ‘They are considered to be specific in the treatment of strumous sores.’
- ‘The strumous diathesis is very common, manifesting itself in glandular enlargements, abscesses, or sores.’
- ‘This remedy suits syphilitic or strumous synovitis, with tendency to complete destruction of the joint.’
Late 16th century: from Latin strumosus, from struma (see struma).
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