tophus


to·phus

noun \ˈtō-fəs\
plural to·phi \ˈtō-ˌfī, -ˌfē\

Definition of TOPHUS

:  a deposit of urates in tissues (as cartilage) that is characteristic of gout

Origin of TOPHUS

Latin, tufa
First Known Use: 1607

to·phus

noun \ˈtō-fəs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural to·phi \ˈtō-ˌfī, -ˌfē\

Medical Definition of TOPHUS

: a deposit of urates in tissues (as cartilage) characteristic of gout

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