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[guht-uh] /ˈgʌt ə/
noun, plural guttae
[guht-ee] /ˈgʌt i/ (Show IPA)
a drop, or something resembling one.
Also called drop. Architecture. one of a series of pendent ornaments, generally in the form of a frustum of a cone, attached to the undersides of the mutules of the Doric entablature.
Origin of gutta
1350-1400; Middle English goute, gutta < Latin gutta a drop Unabridged
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noun (pl) -tae (-tiː)
(architect) one of a set of small droplike ornaments, esp as used on the architrave of a Doric entablature
(med) (formerly used in writing prescriptions) a technical name for drop (sense 2) gt
Word Origin
C16: from Latin: a drop
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gutta in Medicine

gutta gut·ta (gŭt'ə)
n. pl. gut·tae (gŭt'ē')
Abbr. gt
A drop, as of liquid medicine.

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