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gout

noun \ˈgat\

: a disease that causes painful swelling of the joints especially in the toes

Full Definition of GOUT

1
:  a metabolic disease marked by a painful inflammation of the joints, deposits of urates in and around the joints, and usually an excessive amount of uric acid in the blood
2
:  a mass or aggregate especially of something fluid often gushing or bursting forth
gouty \-ē\ adjective

Origin of GOUT

Middle English goute, from Anglo-French gute drop, gout, from Latin gutta drop
First Known Use: 13th century

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gout

noun \ˈgat\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of GOUT

:  a metabolic disease marked by a painful inflammation of the joints, deposits of urates in and around the joints, and usually an excessive amount of uric acid in the blood

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