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 around the big toe, tophi nodules can appear anywhere in the body. They have been reported in unexpected areas such as in the ears,

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  • 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

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  • pretophaceous — |prē+ adjective Etymology: pre + tophaceous : existing before the development of tophi pretophaceous stage of gout …   Useful english dictionary

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