Chalkstone
Chalkstone Chalk"stone`, n. 1. A mass of chalk. [1913 Webster]

As chalkstones . . . beaten in sunder. --Isa. xxvii. 9. [1913 Webster]

2. (Med.) A chalklike concretion, consisting mainly of urate of sodium, found in and about the small joints, in the external ear, and in other situations, in those affected with gout; a tophus. [1913 Webster]


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  • chalkstone — [chôk′stōn΄] n. TOPHUS …   English World dictionary

  • chalkstone — chalkstony, adj. /chawk stohn /, n. Pathol. a chalklike concretion in the tissues or small joints of a person with gout. [1350 1400; ME, for sense limestone ; 1730 40 for current sense. See CHALK, STONE] * * * …   Universalium

  • chalkstone — chalk·stone chȯk .stōn n a concretion resembling chalk that is composed mainly of urate of sodium and found esp. in and about the small joints of persons suffering from gout: TOPHUS …   Medical dictionary

  • chalkstone — n. limestone …   English contemporary dictionary

  • chalkstone — chalk•stone [[t]ˈtʃɔkˌstoʊn[/t]] n. pat a chalklike concretion in the tissues or small joints of a person with gout • Etymology: 1730–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • chalkstone — noun a deposit of urates around a joint or in the external ear; diagnostic of advanced or chronic gout • Syn: ↑tophus • Hypernyms: ↑urate …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Blue spar — spar spar (sp[aum]r), n. [AS. sp[ae]r in sp[ae]rst[=a]n chalkstone; akin to MHG. spar, G. sparkalk plaster.] (Min.) An old name for a nonmetallic mineral, usually cleavable and somewhat lustrous; as, calc spar, or calcite, fluor spar, etc. It was …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cube spar — spar spar (sp[aum]r), n. [AS. sp[ae]r in sp[ae]rst[=a]n chalkstone; akin to MHG. spar, G. sparkalk plaster.] (Min.) An old name for a nonmetallic mineral, usually cleavable and somewhat lustrous; as, calc spar, or calcite, fluor spar, etc. It was …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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