gypsum

noun gyp·sum \ ˈjip-səm \
Updated on: 20 Nov 2017

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

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Origin and Etymology of gypsum

Latin, from Greek gypsos


GYPSUM Defined for English Language Learners

gypsum

noun

Definition of gypsum for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

gypsum

noun gyp·sum \ ˈjip-səm \

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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