gout

noun
\ ˈgau̇t How to pronounce gout (audio) \

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

Other Words from gout

gouty \ ˈgau̇-​tē How to pronounce gout (audio) \ adjective

Examples of gout in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Blood tests and joint fluid samples may be obtained to rule out other causes of joint pain such as infection or gout. Forbes, 13 May 2022 Dinosaurs suffered from some of the same diseases that afflict humans and animals today including cancer, gout and infections. Megan Marples, CNN, 24 Sep. 2021 Artist Sirani, meanwhile, supported her parents and siblings from a young age after her father, also an artist, was incapacitated by gout, per NMWA. Nora Mcgreevy, Smithsonian Magazine, 8 Mar. 2022 Previous research has revealed that, much like humans, dinosaurs suffered from gout, cancer and infections from injuries. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 10 Feb. 2022 Previous research has found that dinosaurs suffered from cancer, gout, and infections from injuries, but this study presents the first fossil evidence of a respiratory infection in a non-avian dinosaur, CNN's Ashley Strickland reports. Elizabeth Gamillo, Smithsonian Magazine, 15 Feb. 2022 Your aunt is in town from Idaho and your mom was supposed to give her a ride back to the airport, but her gout is acting up. Chris Hachey, BGR, 14 Feb. 2022 Dinosaurs suffered from some of the same diseases that afflict humans and animals today including cancer, gout and infections. Megan Marples, CNN, 24 Sep. 2021 Other drugs with savings include Mesalamine, an ulcerative colitis treatment, and Colchicine, a gout treatment, according to MCCPDC. Michelle Shen, USA TODAY, 25 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of gout

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for gout

Middle English goute, from Anglo-French gute drop, gout, from Latin gutta drop

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18 May 2022

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“Gout.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gout. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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gout

noun
\ ˈgau̇t How to pronounce gout (audio) \

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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