gutta-percha definition by Webster's New World
Origin: ; from Malay ; from getah, tree sap, latex plush uncertain or unknown; perhaps perca, rag, strip of cloth (so called because sold in strips): form influenced, influence by Classical Latin gutta, a drop
gutta-percha definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Malay getah perca : getah, sap + perca, strip of cloth (from Hindi pārcā, from Persian pārche, probably diminutive of pāre, from Middle Persian pārang).
gutta-percha - Medical Definition