Gutta-percha Gut"ta-per`cha, n. [Malay gutah gum + pertja the tree from which is it procured.] A concrete juice produced by various trees found in the Malayan archipelago, especially by the {Isonandra Gutta}, syn. {Dichopsis Gutta}. It becomes soft, and unpressible at the tamperature of boiling water, and, on cooling, retains its new shape. It dissolves in oils and ethers, but not in water. In many of its properties it resembles caoutchouc, and it is extensively used for many economical purposes. The {Mimusops globosa} of Guiana also yields this material. [1913 Webster]

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  • Gutta-Percha — Voir « gutta percha » sur le Wiktionnaire …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Gutta Percha — (Gutta tuban, Gummi gettania). ist eine dem Kautschuk in vieler Beziehung ähnliche Substanz, welche durch Eindicken des Milchsaftes eines Baumes, Isonandra Gutta (I. percha Hooker), welcher in die Familie der Sapotaceen od. Ebenaceen gehört u. an …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • gutta-percha — 1845, from Malay getah percha, lit. the gum of percha, the name of the tree; the form of the word influenced by L. gutta drop. As the name of the tree itself, from 1860 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Gutta-Percha — Gutta Percha, der eingetrocknete Saft des hinterindischen Baumes Isonandra Gutta, dem Kautschuk sehr ähnlich, wird in heißem Wasser erweicht u. läßt sich alsdann beliebig formen. Mit Schwefel zusammengeschmolzen (vulkanisirt) wird die G. P. sehr… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • gutta-percha — [gut΄ə pʉr′chə] n. [< Malay < getah, tree sap, latex + ? perca, rag, strip of cloth (so called because sold in strips): form infl. by L gutta, a drop] a rubberlike gum produced from the latex of various SE Asian trees (esp. genera Palaquium …   English World dictionary

  • Gutta-percha — Taxobox name = Gutta percha image width = 240px image caption = Palaquium gutta regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Ericales familia = Sapotaceae genus = Palaquium genus authority = Blanco subdivision ranks =… …   Wikipedia

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  • gutta-percha — The coagulated, purified, dried, milky juice of trees of the genera Palaguium and Payena (family Sapotaceae); used as a filling material in dentistry, and in the manufacture of splints and electrical insulators; a solution is used as a substitute …   Medical dictionary

  • gutta-percha — (gu tta pèr ka) s. f. •   Substance différant du caoutchouc, en ce qu elle n est ni élastique ni extensible bien que douée d une grande flexibilité ; elle devient plastique à une température élevée, se façonne, se soude alors comme une pâte… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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