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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 to·phus /ˈtofəs/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 to·phus /ˈtofəs/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 To·phus 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a deposit of urates around a joint or in the external ear;
           diagnostic of advanced or chronic gout [syn: chalkstone]
      2: an incrustation that forms on the teeth and gums [syn: tartar,
      [also: tophi (pl)]