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Word of the Day – Sept. 29 – Gutta-percha

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Noun: Gutta-percha  (guh-tah-pur-chah

Definition: A tough plastic substance from the latex of several Malaysian trees of the sapodilla family that resembles rubber but contains more resin and is used especially as insulation and in dentistry.

Sample sentence: My dentist used gutta-percha to fill my tooth after he performed a root canal.

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