The definition of gout is a form of arthritis characterized by swelling and pain that generally occurs in the hands and feet from an excess of uric acid.(noun)
An example of gout is a painful, swollen big toe.
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Origin: ME goute < OFr, gout, lit., a drop < L gutta, a drop: orig. attributed to a discharge of drops of humors
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Origin: Middle English goute
Origin: , from Old French, drop, gout
Origin: , from Medieval Latin gutta
Origin: , from Latin, drop (from the belief that gout was caused by drops of morbid humors).
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