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mas·tic

(mas'tik),
A resinous exudate from Pistacia lentiscus (family Anacardiaceae), a small tree of the Mediterranean; used in chewing gum, as an enteric coating, and as a temporary filling material in dentistry.
Synonym(s): mastich, mastiche
[G. mastichē, the resin of the mastich tree]

mastic

A resin obtained from Pistacia lentiscus, which has been used as a carminative, to temporarily plug dental cavities and as a commercial varnish.

mastic

(mas′tik) [L. mastiche fr Gr. mastichē, chewing gum]
A resin obtained from the mastic tree (Pistacia lentiscus), native to the Mediterranean. It is used in industry and in coating tablets.
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Characterization of the volatile constituents in the essential oil of Pistacia lentiscus L.
Bactericidal activity of Pistacia lentiscus mastic gum against Helicobacter pylori.
22; Ulrich 2007: 63 4047-89-37 Pistacia lentiscus 4047-89-38 Olea europaea 4047-89-62 Rosmarinus officinalis 4047-89-100 Buxus sp.
Mastic is exclusively obtained from the Pistacia lentiscus tree, which is endemic to the Greek island of Chios.
Eight plants were selected for this study: Cleome arabica, Citrullus colocynthis, Datura stramonium, Nerium oleander, Peganum harmala and Pistacia atlantica were collected in the area of Laghouat (400 km south of Algiers); Ricinus communis was obtained from Beni Isguen (Ghardaia, 600 km south of Algiers); and Pistacia lentiscus was collected from Berouaguia (Media, 88 km south of Algiers).