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gout

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noun \ˈgau̇t\

Simple Definition of gout

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

Full Definition of gout

  1. 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. 2 :  a mass or aggregate especially of something fluid often gushing or bursting forth

gouty play \-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

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noun \ˈgau̇t\

Medical 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




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