- (context, pathology, not countable) An extremely painful inflammation of joints, especially of the big toe, caused by a metabolic defect resulting in the accumulation of uric acid in the blood and the deposition of urates around the joints.
- a spurt or splotch (usually followed by the preposition of)
- 1981, P.D. James, Children of Men, chapter 20, page 137:
- "...small chunks of rubble and gouts of soot had fallen from the chimney, and were ground into the rug under his unwary feet."
- 2002, Mercedes Lackey, Eric Flint and Dave Freer, The Shadow of the Lion http://books.google.com/books?id=541z5yQEW0UC&q=gouts
- "Another blow sent gouts of blood flying, along with gobbets of flesh."
Etymology: Latin gutta "drop"
- Dutch: jicht
- French: goutte
- Italian: gotta
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