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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 periodicals archive ?
Before the splint was removed, the root canals were filled with definite zinc oxide-eugenol sealer and gutta-percha points [Figure 3].
At the contact area between the Gutta Flow and the gutta-percha points, a continuous contact was evidenced, without presence of cracks or space gaps (grade 1).
(12) compared the area occupied by gutta-percha, sealer or void in simulated curved canals and mesio-buccal canals of extracted maxillary first molars prepared with 6% ProFile and filled with a single 6% gutta-percha point or lateral condensation of multiple 2% gutta-percha points and concluded that the 6% taper single-cone technique was comparable with lateral condensation in the amount of gutta-percha occupying a canal prepared to 6%.
The root canals were filled with AH Plus sealer, gutta-percha points (F5 and accessories) were inserted using the lateral condensation technique, and the roots were stored at 37[degrees]C and 95% humidity for 7 days.
The use of these gutta-percha points does not require any accessory points or lateral condensation.