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A plant duct containing latex.

[Latin latex, latic-, fluid; see latex + -fer.]


(Botany) botany a cell or group of cells in a plant that contains latex
[C19: from New Latin latic- latex + -fer]
laticiferous adj


(leɪˈtɪs ə fər)

a tubular structure through which latex circulates in a plant.
[1925–30; < New Latin latic-, s. of latex latex + -i- + -fer]
lat•i•cif•er•ous (ˌlæt əˈsɪf ər əs) adj.
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Noun1.laticifer - a plant duct containing latex
duct - a continuous tube formed by a row of elongated cells lacking intervening end walls
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16] showed that in secondary phloem of plants Brosimum gaudichaudii Trec there are more laticifer at younger trunks and branches.
the milky sap stored in the articulated laticifer of the plant) intra-vaginally to the uterine opening to induce abortion (Quisumbing, 1951).
Laticifer structure and differentiation has been analyzed in opium poppy and alkaloids accumulation has been describes in many studies about opium poppy [11,12,13,14,21].
Euphorbia belongs to family Euphorbiaceae and order Euphorbials with annual and perennial plants which have cyathium in florescence and laticifer.