mastic

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mas·tic

noun \ˈmas-tik\

Definition of MASTIC

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

mas·tic

noun \ˈmas-tik\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MASTIC

: 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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