A rubbery substance derived from the latex of any of several tropical trees chiefly of the genus Palaquium of Southeast Asia, used in dental devices and formerly as an electrical insulator and in golf balls.
A rubberlike gum produced from the latex of various SE Asian trees (esp. genera Palaquium and Payena) of the sapodilla family and used in electric insulation, dentistry, golf balls, etc.
Origin of gutta-percha
Malay getah perca getah sap perca strip of cloth (from Hindi pārcā) (from Persian pārche) (probably) (diminutive of pāre) (from Middle Persian pārang)