Plaster of Paris

Definition of Plaster of Paris

(Chem.) Anhydrous calcium sulphate, or calcined gypsum, which forms with water a paste which soon sets or hardens, and is used for casts, moldings, etc. The term is loosely applied to any plaster stone or species of gypsum.

See also: Plaster

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calcium sulfate, calcium sulphate, gypsum, plaster
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