Tophaceous
Tophaceous \To*pha"ceous\, a. [L. tophaceus, tofaceus.] Gritty; sandy; rough; stony. [1913 Webster]

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  • tophaceous — Sandy; gritty; pertaining to or manifesting the features of a tophus. [L. tophaceus] * * * to·pha·ceous tə fā shəs adj relating to, being, or characterized by the occurrence of tophi <tophaceous deposits> <tophaceous gout> * * *… …   Medical dictionary

  • tophaceous — to·pha·ceous …   English syllables

  • tophaceous —   a. gritty.    ♦ tophus, n. (pl. phi ) tufa; bodily concretion …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • tophaceous — təˈfāshəs adjective Etymology: Latin tophaceus, tofaceus, from tophus, tofus tufa + aceus aceous 1. archaic : of the nature of tufa : gritty, sandy 2. : having the characteristics of a tophus …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tophaceous gout — A chronic form of gout. Nodular masses of uric acid crystals (tophi) are deposited in different soft tissue areas of the body. Even though tophi are most commonly found as hard nodules around the fingers, at the tips of the elbows, and around the …   Medical dictionary

  • Gout, tophaceous — A form of chronic gout whereby nodular masses of uric acid crystals (tophi) are deposited in different soft tissue areas of the body. Even though tophi are most commonly found as hard nodules around the fingers, at the tips of the elbows, and… …   Medical dictionary

  • tophus — tophaceous /teuh fay sheuhs/, adj. /toh feuhs/, n., pl. tophi / fuy/. Pathol. a calcareous concretion formed in the soft tissue about a joint, in the pinna of the ear, etc., esp. in gout; a gouty deposit. [1545 55; < L tophus, tofus TUFA] * * * …   Universalium

  • chalky gout — tophaceous g …   Medical dictionary

  • gout — A disorder of purine metabolism, occurring especially in men, characterized by a raised but variable blood uric acid level and severe recurrent acute arthritis of sudden onset resulting from deposition of crystals of sodium …   Medical dictionary

  • Gout — Podagra redirects here. For the moth genus, see Podagra (moth). Gout Classification and external resources Gout, a 1799 caricature by James Gillray …   Wikipedia

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