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latices

[lat-uh-seez]
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  1. a plural of latex.
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latex

[ley-teks]
noun, plural lat·i·ces [lat-uh-seez] /ˈlæt əˌsiz/, la·tex·es.
  1. a milky liquid in certain plants, as milkweeds, euphorbias, poppies, or the plants yielding India rubber, that coagulates on exposure to air.
  2. Chemistry. any emulsion in water of finely divided particles of synthetic rubber or plastic.
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Origin of latex

1655–65; < New Latin, special use of Latin latex water, juice, liquid
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  • These latices are always diluted to a uniform standard daily.

    The Preparation of Plantation Rubber

    Sidney Morgan

  • But it may be believed that under ordinary weather conditions most latices are infected before reaching the factory.


British Dictionary definitions for latices

latices

noun
  1. a plural of latex
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latex

noun plural latexes or latices (ˈlætɪˌsiːz)
  1. a whitish milky fluid containing protein, starch, alkaloids, etc, that is produced by many plants. Latex from the rubber tree is used in the manufacture of rubber
  2. a suspension of synthetic rubber or plastic in water, used in the manufacture of synthetic rubber products, etc
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Word Origin

C19: New Latin, from Latin: liquid, fluid
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Word Origin and History for latices

latex

n.

1660s, "body fluid," from Latin latex (genitive laticis) "liquid, fluid," probably from Greek latax "dregs," from PIE root *lat- "wet" (cf. Middle Irish laith "beer," Welsh llaid "mud, mire," Lithuanian latakas "pool, puddle," Old Norse leþja "filth"). Used 1835 to mean "milky liquid from plants." Meaning "water-dispersed polymer particles" (used in rubber goods, paints, etc.) is from 1937. As an adjective by 1954, in place of clasically correct laticiferous.

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latices in Medicine

latex

(lātĕks′)
n.
  1. The colorless or milky sap of certain plants, such as the poinsettia, that coagulates on exposure to air.
  2. An emulsion of rubber or plastic globules in water, used in adhesives and synthetic rubber products.
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Related formslatex′ adj.
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latices in Science

latex

[lātĕks′]
  1. The colorless or milky sap of certain trees and plants, such as the milkweed and the rubber tree, that hardens when exposed to the air. Latex usually contains gum resins, waxes, and oils, and sometimes toxic substances.
  2. A manufactured emulsion of synthetic rubber or plastic droplets in water that resembles the latex of plants. It is used in paints, adhesives, and synthetic rubber products.
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