tophus

noun

to·​phus ˈtō-fəs How to pronounce tophus (audio)
plural tophi ˈtō-ˌfī How to pronounce tophus (audio)
-ˌfē
: a deposit of urates in tissues (such as cartilage) that is characteristic of gout

Word History

Etymology

Latin, tufa

First Known Use

1607, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tophus was in 1607

Dictionary Entries Near tophus

Cite this Entry

“Tophus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tophus. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

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