gypsum

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noun gyp·sum \ˈjip-səm\

Definition of gypsum

  1. 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. 2 :  drywall

Origin and Etymology of gypsum

Latin, from Greek gypsos


First Known Use: 14th century


GYPSUM Defined for English Language Learners

gypsum

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noun gyp·sum \ˈjip-səm\

Definition of gypsum for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

gypsum

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noun gyp·sum \ˈjip-səm\

Medical Definition of gypsum

  1. :  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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