gutta-percha


gut·ta–per·cha

noun \ˌgət-ə-ˈpər-chə\

Definition of GUTTA-PERCHA

: a tough plastic substance from the latex of several Malaysian trees (genera Payena and Palaquium) of the sapodilla family (Sapotaceae) that resembles rubber but contains more resin and is used in dentistry especially as a permanent filling in root canals

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