• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Gutta A drop.
    • Gutta (Arch) One of a series of ornaments, in the form of a frustum of a cone, attached to the lower part of the triglyphs, and also to the lower faces of the mutules, in the Doric order; -- called also campana, and drop.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gutta A drop; specifically, in architecture, one of a series of pendent ornaments, generally in the form of the frustum of a cone, but sometimes cylindrical, attached to the under side of the mutules and regulæ of the Doric entablature. They probably represent wooden pegs or treenails which occupied these positions in primitive wooden constructions. Also called trunnel.
    • n gutta In pharmacy, a drop: usually, and in prescriptions, written gt., plural gtt.
    • n gutta In zoology, a small spot, generally of a round or oval form, and not differing much in shade from the ground-color, as if made by a drop of water; any small color-spot, especially when guttiform.
    • n gutta Same as guttapercha.
    • n gutta A colorless pulverulent compound, C10H16, contained in gutta-percha. It begins to melt at 180° C., and loses its flexibility on exposure to air and light.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Gutta gut′a a drop: one of the small drop-like ornaments on the under side of the mutules and regulæ of the Doric entablature: a small round colour-spot
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

Gutta: a light spot on a dark ground.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
This mine was provided with a long wick, bound in gutta-percha, the end of which was outside.
"The English at the North Pole" by Jules Verne
"Notes and Queries, Number 74, March 29, 1851" by Various
In the treatment splints of gutta-percha or leather are sometimes used, but they are of difficult application.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
Sumatra is also the home of several trees and plants from which gutta-percha is obtained.
"Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania" by Jewett Castello Gilson
Gutta-percha was first imported hither in 1847.
"History of the United States, Volume 3 (of 6)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
You use plates of glass, wood, slate, pasteboard, or gutta-percha, but find them all pervious to this wondrous force.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
Let us suppose that this gutta percha, and this cat's-skin are not electrified.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 488, May 9, 1885" by Various
It is strange what a gutta-percha capacity it has!
"The Elm Tree Tales" by F. Irene Burge Smith
Fortunately all these properties are united in gutta-percha: they exist in nothing else known to art.
"Little Masterpieces of Science:" by Various

In news:

FILE -In this Saturday July 30, 2011 file photo shows a PH Gutta Percha golf ball sits on a sand tee on the first tee at the Oakhurst links golf course in White Sulphur Springs, WV.
In this Saturday July 30, 2011 file photo shows old wooden clubs a towel and PH Gutta Percha golf ball is displayed at the Oakhurst links golf course in White Sulphur Springs, WV.
Gutta Slim and Tim Wes.
A crowd gathers to watch Fort Myers hip hop artists TimWes and Gutta Slim record a video at Clemente Park in Fort Myers.
Related Stories for Hip Hop in the 239: Gutta Slim and Tim Wes.
From what I can tell, Nanho Gutta is actually from Union City, which falls out of this column's purview.
Dia-Pro W Gutta Percha Points and Paper Points are designed to complement WaveOne Files and make Dia-Dent's line of gutta-percha and paper points more complete.
The Beta Obturation device is designed for warm gutta-percha techniques, such as backfilling a canal with warm vertical obturation or with a complete fill technique (injecting from the apex up).
No other obturation material has been more trusted than gutta-percha.
So that 's what they use Gutta-percha for.

In science:

Srimanarayana, Principal and Gutta Subbarao, Secretary for their kind support in his research quest. He is also thankful to Prof. Moon Ho Lee for extending invitation to visit Chonbuk National University, South Korea.
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