noun, plural lat·i·ces [lat-uh-seez] /ˈlæt əˌsiz/, la·tex·es.
- latex agglutination test,
- latex paint,
Origin of latex
Examples from the Web for latex
Stacks of clean brown boxes surrounding him hold bleach, latex gloves, and masks—weapons against Ebola.
Since waist cinchers are made from latex, they also make you sweat…a lot.
Last year, Browne's mental asylum included pieces of latex, Joker-like make-up, and medical gloves.
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One option is the vacuum bed or “vacbed,” a platform topped with a latex sheet.
At the base of the trunk a calabash is put, and the latex trickles down into this by way of the zigzag cuts.
Furthermore, over-dilution means an increase in the number of tanks required for any original volume of latex.
Here the factor involved is the rubber-content of the latex.
After he has discovered a number of them, he makes his plans for going the round of these to collect a supply of latex.
All such containers should receive the same scrupulous attention as the vessels employed in the transport of latex.
noun plural latexes or latices (ˈlætɪˌsiːz)
Word Origin for latex
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.