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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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"Its gastrointestinal, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, antimicrobial and anticancer activity, as well as its beneficial effects in oral hygiene and in skin care, are firmly documented." - Ilias Smyrnioudis, the head of research and development for mastic growers association in Chios, Greece
Which goes to show that mastic is cherished for both its health benefits and its ability to improve the taste of foodstuffs, at least in some regions.
Thus, if the nearest balls on left and right sides belong to a same particle clump, as the point A shown in Figure 8, the coordinate value is noneffective without any mastic balls generated here.
Softening point is widely utilized in the high temperature sensitivity evaluation of asphalt mastic [29].
"They would mold the nylon, grab it by hand, stick it into the mastic side, and run that shot," Gattshall says, noting that complete cycles would approach 2 min or more.
The phytochemical analysis of the mastic gum has revealed that it contains essential oil, a high percentage (30%) of an insoluble polymer (poly-[beta]-myrcene), an acid fraction containing mainly triterpenic acids and a neutral mastic fraction (NMF) (Paraschos et al.
As a whole, mastic asphalt technology has remained unchanged for years, but the GKL Silent from Benninghoven, now part of the Wirtgen Group, has changed all that.
"We were able to incorporate the detectability factor that would identify the 'lost' mastic and we later discovered that rodents do not like the taste of our detectable ingredients."
Despite its purifying and astringent effects, the application of mastic in cosmetic has been limited due to its insolubility in water.
Mastic resin has been used as a chewing gum and as a medicine for gastrointestinal ailments for several thousand years [1].
Mastic's responsibilities include strategic planning, operations management, wind farm development, project finance and support staff.
Besides mastic, Greek Gods Pagoto Ice Krema is made with organic milk and all-natural ingredients.