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chalkstone

[ chawk-stohn ]
/ ˈtʃɔkˌstoʊn /
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noun Pathology.

a chalklike concretion in the tissues or small joints of a person with gout.

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Origin of chalkstone

1350–1400; Middle English, for sense “limestone”; 1730–40 for current sense. See chalk, stone

OTHER WORDS FROM chalkstone

chalkstony, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for chalkstone

chalkstone
/ (ˈtʃɔːkˌstəʊn) /

noun

pathol another name for tophus
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