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laticifer

[ ley-tis-uh-fer ]
/ leɪˈtɪs ə fər /
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noun Botany.
a tubular structure through which latex circulates in a plant.
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Origin of laticifer

1925–30; <Latin latici- (stem of latex;see latex) + -fer
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British Dictionary definitions for laticifer

laticifer
/ (ləˈtɪsɪfə) /

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

Derived forms of laticifer

laticiferous (ˌlætɪˈsɪfərəs), adjective

Word Origin for laticifer

C19: from New Latin latic- latex + -fer
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