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plaster of paris

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plaster of par·is \-ˈpa-rəs\

Definition of plaster of paris

  1. :  a white powdery slightly hydrated calcium sulfate CaSO4·12H2O or 2CaSO4·H2O made by calcining gypsum and used chiefly for casts and molds in the form of a quick-setting paste with water



Origin of plaster of paris

Paris, France


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with plaster of paris


PLASTER OF PARIS Defined for Kids

plaster of paris

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noun plaster of par·is \-ˈper-əs\

Definition of plaster of paris

  1. :  a white powder that mixes with water to form a paste that hardens quickly and is used for casts and molds




Medical Dictionary

plaster of paris

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noun plaster of par·is \-ˈpar-əs\

Medical Definition of plaster of paris

  1. :  a white powdery slightly hydrated calcium sulfate CaSO4·12H2O or 2CaSO4·H2O that is made by calcining gypsum, forms a quick-setting paste with water, and is used in medicine chiefly in casts and for surgical bandages





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