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gutta-percha

 [gut″ah-per´chah]
the coagulated, dried, purified latex of trees of the genera Palaguium and Payena, most commonly Palaguium gutta; used in orthopedics for fracture splints, in surgery for temporary sealing of cavities, and in dentistry in the form of cones for filling root canals or sticks for sealing cavities over treatment.

gut·ta-per·cha

(gut'ă-pĕr'chă),
The coagulated, purified, dried, milky juice of trees of the genera Palaquium (especially P. gutta and Payena (family Sapotaceae); a polyterpene-containing a trans isomer of rubber used as a filling material in dentistry, and in the manufacture of splints and electrical insulators; a solution is used as a substitute for collodion, as a protective, and to seal incised wounds. Compare: chicle, gutta.
[Malay gatah, gum, + percha, the name of a tree]

gut·ta-per·cha

(gut'ă-pĕr'chă)
The coagulated, purified, dried, milky juice of trees of the genera Palaguium and Payena (family Sapotaceae); used as a filling material in dentistry, especially to fill root canals in endodontics, and in the manufacture of splints and electrical insulators; a solution is used as a substitute for collodion, as a protective, and to seal incised wounds. Solid at room temperature and soft and pliable when heated.
[Malay gatah, gum, + percha, the name of a tree]

gut·ta-per·cha

(gut'ă-pĕr'chă)
The coagulated, dried, milky juice of trees of the genera Palaquium; polyterpene-containing a trans isomer of rubber used as a filling material in dentistry, and in the manufacture of splints and electrical insulators; a solution is used as a substitute for collodion, as a protective, and to seal incised wounds.
[Malay gatah, gum, + percha, the name of a tree]