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n. pl. to·phi (-fī)
1. A deposit of urates in the skin and tissue around a joint or in the external ear, occurring in gout. Also called chalkstone.
2. A concretion of mineral salts and organic matter deposited on the surface of the teeth.
[Latin tōphus, tufa.]
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n, pl -phi (-faɪ)
(Pathology) pathol a deposit of sodium urate in the helix of the ear or surrounding a joint: a diagnostic of advanced or chronic gout. Also called: chalkstone
[C16: from Latin, variant of tōfus tufa, tuff]
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n., pl. -phi (-fī).
a calcareous concretion formed in the soft tissue about a joint, in the pinna of the ear, etc., esp. in gout.
[1545–55; < Latin tōphus, tōfus tufa]
to•pha•ceous (təˈfeɪ ʃəs) adj.
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|Noun||1.||tophus - a deposit of urates around a joint or in the external ear; diagnostic of advanced or chronic gout|
urate - a salt of uric acid
|2.||tophus - an incrustation that forms on the teeth and gums|
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1. depósito de sal de ácido úrico en los tejidos, gen. visto en casos de gota;
2. cálculo dental.
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tophusn (pl -phi) tofo
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