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gypsum

 [jip´sum]
native calcium sulfate, which when calcined becomes plaster of paris; used in making plaster casts for fractures and for taking dental impressions.

gyp·sum

(jip'sŭm),
The natural hydrated form of calcium sulfate; a component of the stones, plasters, and investments used in dentistry.
[L. fr. G. gypsos]

gypsum

/gyp·sum/ (jip´sum) native calcium sulfate dihydrate; when calcined, it becomes plaster of Paris.

gypsum

[jip′səm]
a mineral composed mainly of crushed calcium sulfate hemihydrate. It is the main ingredient in making plaster of paris surgical casts, dental casts, and impressions for dentures. Gypsum dust has an irritant action on the mucous membranes of the respiratory tract and the conjunctiva.

gyp·sum

(jip'sŭm)
The natural hydrated form of calcium sulfate used in dentistry.
[L. fr. G. gypsos]

gyp·sum

(jip'sŭm)
Natural hydrated form of calcium sulfate; component of stones, plasters, and investments used in dentistry.
[L. fr. G. gypsos]

gypsum (jip´sum),

n the dihydrate of calcium sulfate (CaSO4-2H2O). α- Hemihydrate and β-hemihydrate are derived from gypsum. See also plaster of paris.

gypsum

native calcium sulfate, which, when calcined, becomes plaster of Paris; used in making plaster casts for fractures.