- (pathology) Of, related to, or suffering from scrofula.
1757, John Rutty, A Methodical Synopsis of Mineral Waters, Comprehending the Most Celebrated Medicinal Waters, both Cold and Hot, of Great-Britain, Ireland, France, Germany, and Italy, and several other Parts of the World, London: Printed for William Johnston, at the Golden Ball in St. Paul's Church-Yard, OCLC 745173148, page 494:
- 1919, W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence, chapter 50
- I'm told he lives with an ugly old Greek woman and has half a dozen scrofulous kids.
- Morally degenerate; corrupt.
- a scrofulous politician
corrupt — see corrupt