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mastic

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noun mas·tic \ˈmas-tik\

Definition of mastic

  1. 1 :  an aromatic resinous exudate from mastic trees used chiefly in varnishes

  2. 2 :  any of various pasty materials used as protective coatings or cements



Origin of mastic

Middle English mastik, from Latin mastiche, from Greek mastichē, probably back-formation from mastichan


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with mastic


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mastic

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noun mas·tic \ˈmas-tik\

Medical Definition of mastic

  1. :  an aromatic resinous exudation obtained usually in the form of yellowish to greenish lustrous transparent brittle tears from incisions in a small southern European tree (Pistacia lentiscus) of the sumac family and used chiefly in varnishes (as for lining dental cavities)




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