mastic

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noun mas·tic \ 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 and Etymology of mastic

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


Medical Dictionary

mastic

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noun mas·tic \ ˈmas-tik \

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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