chalkstone

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n chalkstone a deposit of urates around a joint or in the external ear; diagnostic of advanced or chronic gout
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Chalkstone (Med) A chalklike concretion, consisting mainly of urate of sodium, found in and about the small joints, in the external ear, and in other situations, in those affected with gout; a tophus.
    • Chalkstone A mass of chalk. "As chalkstones . . . beaten in sunder."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n chalkstone In medicine, a concretion, for the most part of sodium urate, deposited in the tissues and joints, especially of the ears, hands, and feet, of persons affected with gout.
    • n chalkstone A lump of chalk.
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Usage

In literature:

Phil: Chalkstones is our father.
"You Never Can Tell" by George Bernard Shaw
Chalkstones deformed his fingers, dissected by leanness.
"The Man Who Laughs" by Victor Hugo
Chalkstone, Mrs., ii, 59.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume III (of III)" by Various
The above-mentioned stone cliffs consisted of grey coarse chalkstone.
"In the Andamans and Nicobars" by C. Boden Kloss
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