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plaster of paris

plaster of paris

plaster of par·is often capitalized 2d P \-ˈpa-rəs\

Definition of PLASTER OF PARIS

:  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

noun plaster of par·is \-ˈpar-əs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PLASTER OF PARIS

:  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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