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astringency

astringency The action of unripe fruits and cider apples, among other foods, to cause contraction of the epithelial tissues of the tongue (literally astringency means ‘a drawing together’). It is believed to result from a destruction of the lubricant properties of saliva by precipitation by tannins.

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