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la·tex

 (lā′tĕks′)
n. pl. la·ti·ces (lā′tĭ-sēz′, lăt′ĭ-) or la·tex·es
1. The colorless or milky sap of certain plants, such as the poinsettia or milkweed, that coagulates on exposure to air.
2. A polymer emulsion consisting of such sap obtained from rubber trees, used to manufacture various thin elastic products such as balloons, disposable gloves, and medical and contraceptive devices. Some people are allergic to this substance. Also called natural rubber latex.
3. A similar material made from polymers derived from petroleum; synthetic latex.
4. Latex paint.

[Latin, fluid.]

la′tex′ adj.
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latex

(ˈleɪtɛks)
n, pl latexes or latices (ˈlætɪˌsiːz)
1. (Elements & Compounds) a whitish milky fluid containing protein, starch, alkaloids, etc, that is produced by many plants. Latex from the rubber tree is used in the manufacture of rubber
2. (Elements & Compounds) a suspension of synthetic rubber or plastic in water, used in the manufacture of synthetic rubber products, etc
[C19: New Latin, from Latin: liquid, fluid]
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la•tex

(ˈleɪ tɛks)

n., pl. lat•i•ces (ˈlæt əˌsiz)
la•tex•es.
1. a milky liquid in certain plants, as milkweeds, euphorbias, or the plants yielding rubber, that coagulates on exposure to air.
2. any emulsion in water of finely divided particles of synthetic rubber or plastic, used esp. in adhesives and paints.
[1655–65; < New Latin; Latin latex water, liquid]
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la·tex

(lā′tĕks′)
1. The colorless or milky sap of certain trees and plants, such as the milkweed and the rubber tree, that hardens when exposed to the air. Latex usually contains gum resins, waxes, and oils.
2. An emulsion of rubber or plastic droplets in water that looks like the latex of plants. It is used in paints, adhesives, and synthetic rubber products.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.latex - a milky exudate from certain plants that coagulates on exposure to airlatex - a milky exudate from certain plants that coagulates on exposure to air
exudate, exudation - a substance that oozes out from plant pores
caoutchouc, gum elastic, India rubber, natural rubber, rubber - an elastic material obtained from the latex sap of trees (especially trees of the genera Hevea and Ficus) that can be vulcanized and finished into a variety of products
2.latex - a water-base paint that has a latex binderlatex - a water-base paint that has a latex binder
water-base paint - paint in which water is used as the vehicle
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Translations
نُسْغ شَجَر المَطّاط
latex
=-mælkmælkesaft
gumitej
mjólkursafi
lateksas
piensula
latex
kauçuk ağacının özsuyulâteks

latex

[ˈleɪteks] N (latexes or latices (pl)) [ˈlætɪsiːz]látex m
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latex

[ˈleɪtɛks]
nlatex m
modif [gloves, condom] → en latex latex rubberlatex rubber nlatex m
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latex

nLatex m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

latex

[ˈleɪtɛks] nlatice m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

latex

(ˈleiteks) noun
the milky juice of some plants especially rubber trees.
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la·tex

n. látex, sustancia derivada de ciertas plantas de semillas que contienen un elemento de goma natural; en muchos casos puede causar alergia.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

latex

n látex m
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A request for comment has been sent to Gray Television's Kevin Latek, its EVP and Chief Legal and Development Officer.
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A manhunt operation is now ongoing to arrest the other suspects who police identified as alias "Latek" and alias "Buboy".
gelana manglih mawenes sirakuru wulan rikang krsna pada nireng ksaya kuneng kasor ning sasiwimba de nira ika kalengkanya ya jati tan hilang || (OJR 11.45) sirar hana ngka kadi padma ring latek apann ikonggwan nira murkatanmaya ika kasatyan nira suddha nirmala land haneng citta ya kesara nira || (OJR 11.46) Exhausted, weary, pale, thin--she's wasting away just like the moon dissolving in the dark half of the month.
Zhodnoceni vybranych softwarovych nastroju urcenych pro modelovam uniku nebezpecnych latek pfi havariich v chemickem prumyslu, in English: Evaluation of selected software tools for modeling leakage of hazardous substances in accidents in the chemical industry.
Costa, Olivier y Marta Latek, "Paradoxes and limits of interparliamentary cooperation in the European Union" en Journal of European Integration, vol.
Speaking at the show, Richard Latek, US Marketing Director, GMC, commented: "New models like the all-new 2018 Terrain and 2018 Yukon Denali emphasize GMC's rise as a premium brand and its position as a leader in its segment.
The Uganda People's Army, led by Brigadier Odong Latek and the Uganda National Rescue Front of General Moses Ali, signed peace pacts under which they agreed to end their rebellion and integrate into the national army.
Latek Capital, an investment banking specialist to the rental industry, and consultant to AAA for the past twenty-five years, initiated and managed the transaction on the seller's behalf.