(||Scro*bic"u*la) n.; pl. Scrobiculæ [NL. See Scrobiculate.] (Zoöl.) One of the smooth areas
surrounding the tubercles of a sea urchin.
(Scro*bic"u*lar) a. (Zoöl.) Pertaining to, or surrounding, scrobiculæ; as, scrobicular tubercles.
(Scro*bic"u*late Scro*bic"u*la`ted) , a. [L. scrobiculus, dim. of scrobis a ditch or trench.]
(Bot.) Having numerous small, shallow depressions or hollows; pitted.
(Scrod Scrode) , n. A young codfish, especially when cut open on the back and dressed. [Written
also escrod.] [Local, U.S.]
(Scrod"dled ware`) Mottled pottery made from scraps of differently colored clays.
(Scrof"u*la) n. [L. scrofulae, fr. scrofa a breeding sow, because swine were supposed to be
subject to such a complaint, or by a fanciful comparison of the glandular swellings to little pigs; perhaps
akin to Gr. an old sow: cf. F. scrofules. Cf. Scroyle.] (Med.) A constitutional disease, generally hereditary,
especially manifested by chronic enlargement and cheesy degeneration of the lymphatic glands, particularly
those of the neck, and marked by a tendency to the development of chronic intractable inflammations of
the skin, mucous membrane, bones, joints, and other parts, and by a diminution in the power of resistance
to disease or injury and the capacity for recovery. Scrofula is now generally held to be tuberculous in
character, and may develop into general or local tuberculosis
(Scrof"u*lide) n. (Med.) Any affection of the skin dependent on scrofula.
(Scrof"u*lous) a. [Cf. F. scrofuleux.]
1. Pertaining to scrofula, or partaking of its nature; as, scrofulous tumors; a scrofulous habit of body.
2. Diseased or affected with scrofula.
Scrofulous persons can never be duly nourished.Arbuthnot.
Scrof"u*lous*ly, adv. Scrof"u*lous*ness, n.
(Scrog) n. [Cf. Scrag, or Gael. sgrogag anything shriveled, from sgrog to compress, shrivel.]
A stunted shrub, bush, or branch. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.]
(Scrog"gy) a. Abounding in scrog; also, twisted; stunted. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.] Halliwell.
(Scroll) n. [A dim. of OE. scroue, scrowe OF. escroe, escroue, F. écrou entry in the jail book,
LL. scroa scroll, probably of Teutonic origin; cf. OD. schroode a strip, shred, slip of paper, akin to E.
shred. Cf. Shred, Escrow.]