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Tophus   Listen
noun
Tophus  n.  (pl. tophi)  (Written also tofus)  
1.
(Med.) One of the mineral concretions about the joints, and in other situations, occurring chiefly in gouty persons. They consist usually of urate of sodium; when occurring in the internal organs they are also composed of phosphate of calcium.
2.
(Min.) Calcareous tufa.






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Words linked to "Tophus" :   tartar, calculus, incrustation, crust, urate, encrustation



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