Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Lute

  • Jan W. Gooch
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_7080

n. Open image in new window Also called luting, a mixture of cement and clay used to seal the joints between pipes, etc. 2. (Medicine / Dentistry) Dentistry a thin layer of cement used to fix a crown or inlay in place on a tooth; vb (Miscellaneous Technologies / Building) (tr) to seal (a joint or surface) with lute [via Old French ultimately from Latin lutum clay]. Generally, a material placed around a conduit for physically securing and/or thermally insulating for a gas or liquid. Some modern polymeric composite lutens have been developed.

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA