tophus

noun
to·​phus | \ ˈtō-fəs How to pronounce tophus (audio) \
plural tophi\ ˈtō-​ˌfī How to pronounce tophus (audio) , -​ˌfē \

Definition of tophus

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

First Known Use of tophus

1607, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tophus

Latin, tufa

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“Tophus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tophus. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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tophus

noun
to·​phus | \ ˈtō-fəs How to pronounce tophus (audio) \
plural tophi\ ˈtō-​ˌfī How to pronounce tophus (audio) , -​ˌfē How to pronounce tophus (audio) \

Medical Definition of tophus

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

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