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1. A disturbance of uric-acid metabolism occurring chiefly in males, characterized by painful inflammation of the joints, especially of the feet and hands, and arthritic attacks resulting from elevated levels of uric acid in the blood and the deposition of urate crystals around the joints. The condition can become chronic and result in deformity.
2. A large blob or clot: "and makes it bleed great gouts of blood" (Oscar Wilde).
[Middle English goute, from Old French, drop, gout, from Medieval Latin gutta, from Latin, drop (from the belief that gout was caused by drops of morbid humors).]
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1. (Pathology) a metabolic disease characterized by painful inflammation of certain joints, esp of the big toe and foot, caused by deposits of sodium urate in them
2. archaic a drop or splash, esp of blood
[C13: from Old French goute gout (thought to result from drops of humours), from Latin gutta a drop]
taste or good taste
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1. a painful inflammation, esp. of the big toe, characterized by an excess of uric acid in the blood that leads to crystalline deposits in the small joints.
2. a mass or splash, as of blood; spurt.
[1250–1300; Middle English goute < Old French < Latin gutta a drop (of fluid); gout in the feet formerly was attributed to drops of a corrupted humor]
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A hereditary disorder caused by painful deposits of crystals in the joints, especially of the big toe, knee, or elbow. It is caused by abnormally high levels of uric acid in the blood.
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A condition in which uric acid solidifies into crystals in the joints. Kidney tissue may also be affected.
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|Noun||1.||gout - 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|
arthritis - inflammation of a joint or joints
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gout[gaʊt] N (Med) → gota f
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gout[ˈgaʊt] n → goutte f
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n (Med) → Gicht f
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gout[gaʊt] n (Med) → gotta
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n. gota, enfermedad hereditaria causada por defecto del metabolismo de ácido úrico.
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