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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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One of the difficulties is that Tell Balata experiences low visitation levels, of both the domestic audience and international tourists.
There has been a lot of support from the people in the streets, men and women, and a lot of interaction," Balata says.
Balata and Tom McLaughlin (far left) hold off rivals Kaabari and Maswerte to land the 7f handicap
He is to make an official complaint to the UN Human Rights Commission, saying soldiers violated the Geneva convention by preventing ambulances carrying injured Palestinians from leaving the Balata refugee camp.
A new group affiliated with Yasser Arafat's Fatah movement called Al-Nazir, or the warning, claimed responsibility for the Tel Aviv bombing, identifying the bombers as Mohammed Attala, aged 18, and Ibrahim Najie, aged 19, from the Balata refugee camp.
Hibino, 35, was detained June 1 along with seven other foreign activists at the Balata refugee camp in the Palestinian-ruled West Bank town of Nablus.
Additionally, noted Michael Rubin in the April 18th Wall Street Journal, raids by Israeli forces on the Jenin and Balata UNRWA camps uncovered "arms caches, bomb factories, and a plant manufacturing the new Kassam-2 rocket, designed to reach Israeli population centers from the West Bank and Gaza.
Mrs Robinson said she was dismayed at the incursions into the camps of Balata and Jenin and said the actions had led to deaths and injuries of many Palestinians.
Severalmilitary vehicles raided Balata refugee camp, on the eastern side of Nabluscity, where they detained two Palestinians, including a former detainee.
Several military vehicles raided Balata refugee camp, on the Eastern side of Nablus city, where they troops detained two Palestinians, including a former detainee, WAFA reported.