- 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
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- 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 (def. 2) Abbreviation: gt
C16: from Latin: a drop
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- A drop, as of liquid medicine.
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