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Related to balata: balata tree, Manilkara bidentata

balata

(băl`ətə), nonelastic natural rubberrubber,
any solid substance that upon vulcanization becomes elastic; the term includes natural rubber (caoutchouc) and synthetic rubber. The term elastomer is sometimes used to designate synthetic rubber only and is sometimes extended to include caoutchouc as well.
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 obtained as a latexlatex,
emulsion of a polymer (e.g., rubber) in water (see colloid). Natural latexes are produced by a number of plants, are usually white in color, and often contain, in addition to rubber, various gums, oils, and waxes.
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 from the South American tree Manikara bidentata and from related trees. Its properties are similar to those of gutta-perchagutta-percha
, natural latex obtained from Palaquium gutta and several other evergreen trees of East Asia. The latex, collected by felling or girdling the tree, is allowed to coagulate and is then washed, purified, and molded into bricks for shipping.
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, and its processing and uses are essentially the same. It is sometimes called gutta balata.

balata

[bə′läd·ə]
(materials)
A hard substance, similar to gutta-percha, used mainly in golf balls and belting, which is made by drying the milky juice of the bully tree (Manilkara bidentata). Also known as gutta-balata.
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Aviv Cochavi, a brigade commander of paratroopers involved in the Balata operation, called the camp "a greenhouse for hostile terrorist activities".
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Palestinian sources reported that large numbers of Jewish settlers broke into what they claim to be "Joseph Tomb," east of the West Bank city of Nablus and deployed in the surrounding streets and in the Balata refugee camp.
The forces entered Balata refugee camp and arrested Imad Khalil Walwel, 36, after searching his house and confiscating his computer device.
The first incident occurred when a group of children began throwing debris at an Israeli tank in the Balata refugee camp on the eastern outskirts of Nablus.
In the Balata camp on the West Bank, there was strong support for Titi's attack; another in the depressingly long list of suicide bombings by Palestinian militants.