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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.
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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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

gyp·sum

(jip'sŭm)
The natural hydrated form of calcium sulfate used in dentistry.
[L. fr. G. gypsos]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

gyp·sum

(jip'sŭm)
Natural hydrated form of calcium sulfate; component of stones, plasters, and investments used in dentistry.
[L. fr. G. gypsos]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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