[ poh-dag-ruh, pod-uh-gruh ]
/ poʊˈdæg rə, ˈpɒd ə grə /

noun Pathology.

gouty inflammation of the great toe.

Nearby words

  1. pocul.,
  2. poculiform,
  3. pod,
  4. pod person,
  5. pod-,
  6. podalgia,
  7. podalic,
  8. podalic version,
  9. podarthritis,
  10. podcast

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

  • 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


/ (pəˈdæɡrə) /


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

Word Origin for podagra

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

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Medicine definitions for podagra


[ pə-dăgrə ]


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

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