Gout meaning

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A disturbance of uric-acid metabolism occurring chiefly in males, characterized by painful inflammation of the joints, especially of the feet and hands, and arthritic attacks resulting from elevated levels of uric acid in the blood and the deposition of urate crystals around the joints. The condition can become chronic and result in deformity.
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A large blob or clot.
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A hereditary form of recurrent, acute arthritis with swelling and severe pain, characterized by an excess of uric acid in the blood and deposits of uric acid salts, usually in the joints of the feet and hands, esp. in the big toe.
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A large splash, clot, glob, etc.
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A disturbance of uric-acid metabolism occurring chiefly in males, characterized by painful inflammation of the joints, especially of the feet and hands, and arthritic attacks resulting from elevated levels of uric acid in the blood and the deposition of urate crystals around the joints. The condition can become chronic and result in deformity.
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A large blob or clot.
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An inherited disorder of uric acid metabolism occurring predominantly in men, characterized by painful inflammation of the joints. Elevated levels of uric acid in the blood result in deposition of crystals of uric acid salts (known as urates ) around the joints, causing arthritis. The condition can become chronic and result in deformity.
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(pathology, not countable) An extremely painful inflammation of joints, especially of the big toe, caused by a metabolic defect resulting in the accumulation of uric acid in the blood and the deposition of urates around the joints.
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(usually followed by of) A spurt or splotch.
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(rare) A disease of wheat and cornstalks, caused by insect larvae.
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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.

An example of gout is a painful, swollen big toe.

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Origin of gout

  • Middle English goute from Old French drop, gout from Medieval Latin gutta from Latin drop (from the belief that gout was caused by drops of morbid humors)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old French gote, gute, from Latin gutta (“drop”)

    From Wiktionary