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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.