laticifer

[ ley-tis-uh-fer ]
/ leɪˈtɪs ə fər /

noun Botany.

a tubular structure through which latex circulates in a plant.

Nearby words

  1. laths,
  2. lathy,
  3. lathyrism,
  4. lati,
  5. latices,
  6. laticiferous,
  7. latifundio,
  8. latifundista,
  9. latifundium,
  10. latigo

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 Formslaticiferous (ˌlætɪˈsɪfərəs), adjective

Word Origin for laticifer

C19: from New Latin latic- latex + -fer

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