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gypsum

noun gyp·sum \ˈjip-səm\

: a white mineral that is used to make plaster of paris

Full Definition of GYPSUM

1
:  a widely distributed mineral consisting of hydrous calcium sulfate that is used especially as a soil amendment and in making plaster of paris
2
:  drywall

Origin of GYPSUM

Latin, from Greek gypsos
First Known Use: 14th century

gypsum

noun gyp·sum \ˈjip-səm\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of GYPSUM

:  a widely distributed mineral CaSO4·2H2O consisting of hydrous calcium sulfate that is used especially as a soil amendment and in making plaster of paris

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