Tophus meaning

tō'fəs
A deposit of urates in the skin and tissue around a joint or in the external ear, occurring in gout.
noun
0
0
A concretion of mineral salts and organic matter deposited on the surface of the teeth.
noun
0
0
An abnormal mineral deposit, as of calcium carbonate, about the joints, on the roots of the teeth, etc., in a person who has the gout; chalkstone.
noun
0
0
A deposit of urates in the skin and tissue around a joint or in the external ear, occurring in gout.
noun
0
0
A concretion of mineral salts and organic matter deposited on the surface of the teeth.
noun
0
0
Advertisement
(medicine) A deposit of monosodium urate crystals in the body, caused by high levels of uric acid in the blood.
noun
0
0

Origin of tophus

  • Latin tōphus tufa
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Latin, meaning "stone".
    From Wiktionary