A gum resin, the inspissated exudate from the root of Ferula foetida (family Umbelliferae); used as a repellent against dogs, cats, and rabbits, and formerly used as an antispasmodic; in Asia, used as a condiment and flavouring agent.

Origin: Pers. Aza, mastic, + L. Fetidus, fetid

(05 Mar 2000)

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