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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 previewLexicon Orthopaedic Etymology (1999)

by Diab

Tophus, tofus Latin tophus, alternate form of torus: "tufa, tuff, toph," This represents a soft, lighdy colored, stratified and porous stone such as consolidated volcanic ash or the deposit around a mineral spring. 1n medicine, the word was applied ...

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 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 previewThe British Encyclopedia (1818)

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

Aneurisma Cirsocele Gastrocele Hepatocele Splenocele Hysterocele Hygrocirsocele Sarcocele Physcocele Exostoses Hyperostosis Padarthrocace Encystis Staphyloma Staphylosis Fungus Tofus Flemen 329. Athymia 330. Delirium 331.

Google previewA Lexicon of Alchemy (2014)

by Martin Rulandus

A yellowishStone, light, likethe gravelstone Tofus; alsoof honeycomb nature; mined at Rabsich, above Misena.

Google previewMedical Lexicon. A New Dictionary of Medical Science, containing a concise account of the various subjects and terms, ... and formulae for ... preparations etc. Third edition (1844)


TOPHUS, Tofus, Toplm'ceous Concre'tion. A collection of hard, calcareous matter, which forms, ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney ... rev. & enl. under the superintendence of Benjamin E. Smith (1914)

by William Dwight Whitney, Benjamin Eli Smith

tofus, n. A variant of tophus for toph. tog't. v. A Middle English form of tug. tog2 (tog), n. [A slang term, perhaps < OF. togue, toge, L. toga, a robe: see toge, toga. Hence log, v., togeman, togman, and toggery.] A garment : usually in the plural ...

Google previewNew International Encyclopedia (1916)

tophus, tofus, tufa, calcareous rock).

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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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