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 for Gout
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gout \Gout\ (gout), n. [F. goutte a drop, the gout, the disease
     being considered as a defluxion, fr. L. gutta drop.]
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     1. A drop; a clot or coagulation.
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              On thy blade and dudgeon gouts of blood. --Shak.
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     2. (Med.) A constitutional disease, occurring by paroxysms.
        It consists in an inflammation of the fibrous and
        ligamentous parts of the joints, and almost always attacks
        first the great toe, next the smaller joints, after which
        it may attack the greater articulations. It is attended
        with various sympathetic phenomena, particularly in the
        digestive organs. It may also attack internal organs, as
        the stomach, the intestines, etc. It is an inherited
        disease of purine metaboism, which causes an increased
        level of uric acid in the blood, and leads to deposition
        of crystals of sodium urate in cartilage within joints and
        in connective tissue. It can be alleviated by a diet low
        in purines, and is treated by drugs which block formation
        of uric acid. --Dunglison.
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     3. A disease of cornstalks. See Corn fly, under Corn.
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     Gout stones. See Chalkstone, n., 2.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gout \Go[^u]t\ (g[=oo]), n. [F., fr. L. gustus taste. See
     Gusto.]
     Taste; relish.
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