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to·phus

 (tō′fəs)
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.]

tophus

(ˈtəʊfəs)
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]
tophaceous adj

to•phus

(ˈtoʊ fəs)

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tophus - a deposit of urates around a joint or in the external eartophus - 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 gumstophus - an incrustation that forms on the teeth and gums
crust, encrustation, incrustation - a hard outer layer that covers something
Translations

to·phus

n. tofo.
1. depósito de sal de ácido úrico en los tejidos, gen. visto en casos de gota;
2. cálculo dental.

tophus

n (pl -phi) tofo