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Definition of the noun TOFUS

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  1. One of the mineral concretions usually about the joints, occurring chiefly in gouty persons.

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Google previewTravertine (2005)

by Allan Pentecost

Tofus is an ambiguous term which seems to have been applied to a range of soft rocks. Ovid compared it with pumice, as a material unsuitable for building and Plinius wrote; 'e reliqua multitudine lapidum tofus aedif1cis inutilis est mortatilate, ...

Google previewWebster's Unabridge Dictionary, Vintage Pre-1923 Edition (2015)

by Noah Webster

tofus, tophus. Cf. Tofus, Toph, andTophin.] (Min.) (a)Asoft or porous stone formedby depositions fromwater, usually calcareous; called also calcareoustufa. (b)A friable ...

Google previewChambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)

by Various

tofus, asoft stone.] Tuff,tuf,n. generally volcanic tuff, the name given to the comminuted rock débrisejected from a volcanic orifice. [Fr. tuf, tuffe—It. tufo, tufa—L. tofus.] Tuft,tuft,n.a green knoll: a grove, clump. [A.S toft—Ice.

Google previewThe British Encyclopedia, Or Dictionary of Arts and Sciences (1809)

Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge : Illustrated with Upwards of 150 Elegant Engravings. I - N by William Nicholson

Exostoses Hyperostosis Paedarthrocace Encystis Staphyloma Staphylosis Fungus Tofus Flemen ORDER III. 426. Verruca 427.

Google previewChambers Pocket Dictionary (1992)

by Elaine Higgleton, Howard Sargeant, Anne Seaton

[Ital, from Lat tofus, soft stone] tuff n a rock composed of fine volcanic ...

Google previewWebster's Collegiate Dictionary (1917)

3d Ed. of the Merriam Series. The Largest Abridgment of Webster's New International Dictionary of the English Language; 1700 Illustrations

tophus, tofus.] ...

Google previewAmerican Edition of the British Encyclopedia (1821)

Or, Dictionary of Arts and Sciences ; Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge by William Nicholson

Tofus 425. Flemen 428. Clavus 429.

Google previewMedical Lexicon (1839)

A New Dictionary of Medical Science, Containing a Concise Account of the Various Subjects and Terms; with a Vocabulary of Synonymes in Different Languages, and Formulæ for Various Officinal and Empirical Preparations, &c by Robley Dunglison

Tofus, 'l'ophus. Toile d'araignée, Aranci tcls—t. Cborn'idienne, sec Choroid—t. dc Gaultier ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Entomology (2011)

(Latin tophus, tofus, sandstone + -aceus= resembling, related to.) Descriptive of something sandy, gritty or coarse. TOPIARY Adj. (Latin topiarius = ornamental gardener). Art of trimming and training shrubs or ...

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Scrabble value of T1O1F4U1S1

The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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