[poh-dag-ruh, pod-uh-gruh]

noun Pathology.

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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Historical Examples of 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



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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podagra in Medicine




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