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[poh-dag-ruh, pod-uh-gruh]
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noun Pathology.
  1. gouty inflammation of the great toe.

Origin of podagra

1250–1300; Middle English < Latin < Greek podágra literally, foot-trap, equivalent to pod- pod- + ágra a catching, seizure
Related formspo·dag·ral, po·dag·ric, po·dag·rous, adjective
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Examples from the Web for podagra

Historical Examples

  • His podagra hath become a chiragra, as honest Martial hath it—the gout has got into his fingers, and he cannot draw his purse.

    The Abbot

    Sir Walter Scott

  • He had the podagra, (or gout), and ought not to have ventured forth; but zeal would not let him rest.

British Dictionary definitions for podagra


  1. gout of the foot or big toe
Derived Formspodagral, podagric, podagrical or podagrous, adjective

Word Origin

C15: via Latin from Greek, from pous foot + agra a trap
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podagra in Medicine


  1. Gout, especially of the big toe.
Related formspo•dagral null adj.
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