Gutta-percha



[guht-uh-pur-chuh] /ˈgʌt əˈpɜr tʃə/

noun
1.
the milky juice, nearly white when pure, of various Malaysian trees of the sapodilla family, especially Palaquium gutta.
2.
the tough, rubberlike gum made from this and used as a dental cement, in the manufacture of golf balls, for insulating electric wires, etc.
/ˈɡʌtəˈpɜːtʃə/
noun
1.
any of several tropical trees of the sapotaceous genera Palaquium and Payena, esp Palaquium gutta
2.
a whitish rubber substance derived from the coagulated milky latex of any of these trees: used in electrical insulation and dentistry
n.

1845, from Malay getah percha, literally “the gum of percha,” the name of the tree; the form of the word influenced by Latin gutta “drop.” As the name of the tree itself, from 1860.

gutta-percha gut·ta-per·cha (gŭt’ə-pûr’chə)
n.
A rubbery substance from the latex of any of several tropical trees, used as a temporary filling material in dentistry and in the manufacture of orthopedic splints.

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