Guttae


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Guttae

 

(regulae), in structures of the Doric order, the six small projections shaped like truncated cones and placed on the lower surface of each shelf above and below the triglyphs and also above the metopes.

gutta ( pl. guttae)

gutta: Top , guttae attached to mutules; bottom, detail showing guttae
In Classical architecture, one of a number of pendant ornaments in a rectangular arrangement; each gutta is shaped like an inverted frustum of a cone, i.e., a cone in which the upper tip has been lopped off; usually found on the underside of the mutules of a Doric entablature.
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In bilateral disease, the clinical presence of corneal guttae is diagnostic.
5) Later, Friedenwald and Friedenwald noted the evolution of guttae in the cornea of one patient to progress over several years to the characteristic features of Fuchs' dystrophia epithelialis corneae, namely stromal and epithelial oedema, and identified guttae as an early sign of FED.