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A gum resin, the inspissated exudate from the root of Ferula foetida (family Umbelliferae); malodorous material used as a repellant against dogs, cats, and rabbits, and formerly used as an antispasmodic; in Asia, used as a condiment and flavoring agent.
Synonym(s): devil's dung.
[Pers. aza, mastic, + L. foetidus, fetid]


, asafoetida (as-ă-fet′ĭd-ă) [L. asafoetida fr. Persian āzā, gum, mastic + L. f(o)etida, fetid, smelly]
A gum resin, obtained from the roots of Ferula asafoetida, with a characteristic strong odor and garlic taste. Although this substance is no longer used in medicine, it has historical interest. Until the early 20th century, it was used as a carminative and as an amulet to ward off disease. It is used in Asia as a condiment and food flavoring and as an animal repellent in veterinary medicine.
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Hing, formerly of Dunville Road, Bedford, was given conditional bail until today's hearing at Luton Crown Court.
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Man Song Hing and her husband, Bruce, already owned a business in Studio City, so the location was a natural choice.
The best investors look for undervalued companies with low overhead costs, long-term growth potential, solid earnings, and low debt," Hing said.
Based on the valuation techniques of investment luminaries such as Buffett and Graham, the software uses the Internet to automatically investigate thousands of stocks," Hing said.