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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).]

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]

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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
Translations

gutta-percha

[ˈgʌtəˈpɜːtʃə] Ngutapercha f

gutta-percha

nGuttapercha f or nt

gut·ta-per·cha

n. gutapercha, látex vegetal seco y purificado que se usa en tratamientos dentales y médicos.
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The balloons were made of a strong but light Lyons silk, coated with gutta percha.
Limited Tenders are invited for 101003 Hand Niti Trapped Files 21Mm Length With Correpsondeing Gutta Percha Points And Paper Points-Complete Kit
In sub-groups A1 and B1, AH Plus sealer, in sub-groups A2 and B2, Ketac-endo sealer and in sub-groups A3 and B3, Roth sealer was used and obturated with gutta percha using lateral condensation technique.
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Contract awarded for Purchase of dental analgesia machine, an apex locator an endodontic irrigant promoter, an endodontic motor, power tool, cordless gutta percha seal a straight handpiece for surgical motor, a ultrasound, six instrumental set maxillofacial and instrumental set of strawberries for penco lirquen hospital.
Tenders are invited for Supply Of Sheet gutta percha 6mm thick.
Tenders are invited for Supply of M4/9320-000019 Sheet Gutta Percha 6mm Thick Qty 28 Kgs
Following an MHRA raid at a business address in the West Midlands, a total of 100 fake dental instruments were seized which consisted of scaler tips, light curer composite, gutta percha points, dental cleaning/scraping tools and detail high speed handpieces that are not CE marked and do not carry the appropriate warnings or instructions for use as approved medical equipment does.
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.
I figured out early how much value would be lost if I accidentally bumped the ancient gutta percha grips of the old Colt and Smith with a long gun's stock, and bought a couple of Ruger Blackhawk .
Frank and Weine have suggested the use of heavy lateral and vertical condensation of gutta percha for such cases.