laticifer

[ ley-tis-uh-fer ]

nounBotany.
  1. a tubular structure through which latex circulates in a plant.

Origin of laticifer

1
1925–30; <Latin latici- (stem of latex;see latex) + -fer

Words Nearby laticifer

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British Dictionary definitions for laticifer

laticifer

/ (ləˈtɪsɪfə) /


noun
  1. botany a cell or group of cells in a plant that contains latex

Origin of laticifer

1
C19: from New Latin latic- latex + -fer

Derived forms of laticifer

  • laticiferous (ˌlætɪˈsɪfərəs), adjective

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