noun, plural gut·tae [guht-ee] /ˈgʌt i/.
  1. a drop, or something resembling one.
  2. 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 Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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noun plural -tae (-tiː)
  1. architect one of a set of small droplike ornaments, esp as used on the architrave of a Doric entablature
  2. med (formerly used in writing prescriptions) a technical name for drop (def. 2) Abbreviation: gt

Word Origin for gutta

C16: from Latin: a drop
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gutta in Medicine


n. pl. gut•tae (gŭtē′)
  1. A drop, as of liquid medicine.
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