podagra

noun

po·​dag·​ra pə-ˈda-grə How to pronounce podagra (audio)
: a painful condition of the big toe caused by gout

Word History

Etymology

Middle English, from Latin, from Greek, literally, foot trap, from pod-, pous + agra hunt, catch; probably akin to Greek agein to drive, lead — more at agent

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of podagra was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Podagra.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/podagra. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

podagra

noun
po·​dag·​ra pə-ˈdag-rə How to pronounce podagra (audio)
1
: gout
2
: a painful condition of the big toe caused by gout
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