noun, plural guttae [guht-ee] .
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.

1350–1400; Middle English goute, gutta < Latin gutta a drop Unabridged
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gutta (ˈɡʌtə)
n , pl -tae
1.  architect one of a set of small droplike ornaments, esp as used on the architrave of a Doric entablature
2.  med (formerly used in writing prescriptions) a technical name for a: drop, gt
[C16: from Latin: a drop]

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gutta gut·ta (gŭt'ə)
n. pl. gut·tae (gŭt'ē')
Abbr. gt
A drop, as of liquid medicine.

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