Associations to the word «Gout»


GOUT, noun. (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.
GOUT, noun. (usually followed by of) A spurt or splotch.
GOUT, noun. (rare) A disease of wheat and cornstalks, caused by insect larvae.

Dictionary definition

GOUT, noun. A painful inflammation of the big toe and foot caused by defects in uric acid metabolism resulting in deposits of the acid and its salts in the blood and joints.

Wise words

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