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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.
[G. mastichē, the resin of the mastich tree]
masticA 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.