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Meaning of GOUT

Pronunciation:  gawt

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a painful inflammation of the big toe and foot caused by defects in uric acid metabolism resulting in deposits of the acid and its salts in the blood and joints

GOUT is a 4 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: gouty arthritis, urarthritis
 See Also: arthritis



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Gout\ (gout), n. [F. goutte a drop, the gout, the disease
    being considered as a defluxion, fr. L. gutta drop.]
    1. A drop; a clot or coagulation.
             On thy blade and dudgeon gouts of blood. --Shak.
    2. (Med.) A constitutional disease, occurring by paroxysms.
       It consists in an inflammation of the fibrous and
       ligamentous parts of the joints, and almost always attacks
       first the great toe, next the smaller joints, after which
       it may attack the greater articulations. It is attended
       with various sympathetic phenomena, particularly in the
       digestive organs. It may also attack internal organs, as
       the stomach, the intestines, etc. --Dunglison.
    3. A disease of cornstalks. See {Corn fly}, under {Corn}.
    {Gout stones}. See {Chalkstone}, n., 2.
  2. \Go[^u]t\ (g[=oo]), n. [F., fr. L. gustus taste. See
    Taste; relish.
Medical Dictionary
 Definition: A condition in which excess uric acid may lead to arthritis and kidney stones.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of having the gout means a minor financial loss.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: An illness caused by faulty uric acid metabolism in which excess uric acid is turned into crystals of sodium urate, which are then deposited in the joints, causing inflammation and arthritis. The joints of the big toe are typically affected.
 Definition: abnormal uric acid metabolism inherited as a dominant with variable expression.
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