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Latex   Listen
noun
Latex  n.  
1.
(Bot.) A milky or colored juice in certain plants in cavities (called latex cells or latex tubes). It contains the peculiar principles of the plants, whether aromatic, bitter, or acid, and in many instances yields caoutchouc upon coagulation. The lattex of the India rubber plant produces the rubber of commerce on coagulation.
2.
(Chem.) Any aqueous emulsion of finely divided rubber or plastic particles, especially such an emulsion used as a base for paint; as, a latex paint.






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"Latex" Quotes from Famous Books



... per amoena vireta iubet frondicomis habitare locis, ver ubi perpetuum redolet prataque multicolora latex ...
— The Hymns of Prudentius • Aurelius Clemens Prudentius



Words linked to "Latex" :   exudation, natural rubber, gum elastic, water-base paint, rubber-base paint, latex paint, rubber, exudate



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