gutta definition

  • noun:
    • Architecture among some tiny ornaments in the shape of truncated cones applied to a Doric entablature.
    • Pharmacology A drop, as of fluid medication.
    • a little water-repelling, cone-shaped projection found in the architrave of Doric purchase in classical design.
    • A drop.
    • One of a series of ornaments, in the shape of a frustum of a cone, connected to the reduced area of the triglyphs, and also to the low faces of mutules, in the Doric purchase; -- labeled as in addition campana, and drop.
    • A drop; especially, in architecture, certainly one of a few pendent ornaments, usually in the form of the frustum of a cone, but often cylindrical, attached to the under region of the mutules and regulæ associated with Doric entablature.
    • In drugstore, a drop: generally, and in prescriptions, written gt., plural gtt.
    • In zoology, a tiny spot, usually of a round or oval type, and not varying a great deal in color from the ground-color, just as if created by a drop of water; any small color-spot, particularly when guttiform.
    • just like guttapercha.
    • A colorless pulverulent mixture, C10H16, contained in gutta-percha. It starts to melt at 180° C., and loses its versatility on experience of atmosphere and light.

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