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gut·ta-per·cha

 (gŭt′ə-pûr′chə)
n.
A rubbery substance derived from the latex of any of several tropical trees chiefly of the genus Palaquium of Southeast Asia, used in dental devices and formerly as an electrical insulator and in golf balls.

[Malay getah perca : getah, sap + perca, strip of cloth (from Hindi pārcā, from Persian pārche, probably diminutive of pāre, from Middle Persian pārang).]
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gutta-percha

(ˈɡʌtəˈpɜːtʃə)
n
1. (Plants) any of several tropical trees of the sapotaceous genera Palaquium and Payena, esp Palaquium gutta
2. (Plants) a whitish rubber substance derived from the coagulated milky latex of any of these trees: used in electrical insulation and dentistry
[C19: from Malay getah gum + percha name of a tree that produces it]
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gut•ta-per•cha

(ˈgʌt əˈpɜr tʃə)

n.
1. the milky juice, nearly white when pure, of various Malaysian trees of the sapodilla family, esp. Palaquium gutta.
2. the tough rubberlike gum made from this: used as a dental cement, in golf balls, and for insulating electric wires.
[1835–45; < Malay]
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Noun1.gutta-percha - a whitish rubber derived from the coagulated milky latex of gutta-percha treesgutta-percha - a whitish rubber derived from the coagulated milky latex of gutta-percha trees; used for insulation of electrical cables
gum - any of various substances (soluble in water) that exude from certain plants; they are gelatinous when moist but harden on drying
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Translations

gutta-percha

[ˈgʌtəˈpɜːtʃə] Ngutapercha f
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gutta-percha

nGuttapercha f or nt
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gut·ta-per·cha

n. gutapercha, látex vegetal seco y purificado que se usa en tratamientos dentales y médicos.
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References in classic literature ?
The balloons were made of a strong but light Lyons silk, coated with gutta percha. This gummy, resinous substance is absolutely water-proof, and also resists acids and gas perfectly.
Caption: This old Colt lightning sports a pair of Gutta Percha grips.
Effectiveness of four different gutta percha techniques in filling experimental internal resorptive lesions-An in vitro study.
Fifty discs from three different thirds were randomly assigned to five groups for obturation with gutta percha and one of the five tested sealers ( n=10 ): BioRoot RCS (Septodont, SaintMuar-des-Fosses, France), AH Plus (Dentsply DeTrey, Konstanz, Germany), Endosequence BC (Brasseler USA, Savannah, Georgia, USA), Pulp canal EWT (Kerr, Italia Srl, Salerno, Italy), and MTA Fillapex (Angelus, Londrina, Brazil).
Morley's laws helped reduce violence on the field -- his 13th rule gives some indication of how unruly football used to be: 'No player shall wear projecting nails, iron plates, or gutta percha on the soles or heels of his boots.'
Among the interesting artefacts is the 1870s submarine cable, which was the earliest cable in the world, that used insulation material made from the Gutta Percha tree extract.
Submarine Telegraphy and the Hunt for Gutta Percha: Challenge and Opportunity in a Global Trade
* Ultra-simple: 2 instruments directly to the working length, in a minimum time with a maximum comfort * Ultra-flexible: T.Wire heat-treatment for more flexibility and a better fracture resistance * Ultra-economical: reusable instruments in sterile blisters 2Shape Paper Points and Gutta Percha points available.
Buchanan, "The continuous wave of obturation technique: centered' condensation of warm gutta percha in 12 seconds," Dentistry Today, vol.
Ansari and Mirkarimi, "Gutta percha root filling in 2nd primary molar teeth with missing successor: a challenging approach," Research Journal of Medical Sciences, vol.