The Collaborative International Dictionary
Chalkstone \Chalk"stone`\, n.
A mass of chalk.
As chalkstones . . . beaten in sunder.
--Isa. xxvii. 9.
(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.
n. 1 A mass of chalk. 2 (context medicine English) A chalk-like concretion, consisting mainly of urate of sodium, found in those affected with gout; a tophus.
n. a deposit of urates around a joint or in the external ear; diagnostic of advanced or chronic gout [syn: tophus]
Usage examples of "chalkstone".
I was a practice-stonesuch cheap chalkstone as stands in apprentices' halls to study technique on, or chop out a quick study of some theme.