Definition of


  1. (noun, object) an incrustation that forms on the teeth and gums
  2. (noun, substance) a deposit of urates around a joint or in the external ear; diagnostic of advanced or chronic gout

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Synonyms of Tophus

calculus, chalkstone, tartar

Alternate forms of Tophus

Hypernyms: crust, encrustation, incrustation, urate

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