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plaster of Paris

plaster of Paris (POP) n. a preparation of gypsum (calcium sulphate) that sets hard when water is added. It is used in dentistry and orthopaedics for preparing plaster casts.

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plaster of Paris

plaster of Paris: see gypsum.

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