Origin of strophulusNew Latin, from Greek strophos, twisted cord, from strephein, to turn; see streb(h)- in Indo-European roots.
(countable and uncountable, plural strophuli)
- (medicine) An eruption of red pimples upon the face, neck, and arms, in early infancy; tooth rash; red-gum.
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