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A plant duct containing latex.

[Latin latex, latic-, fluid; see latex + -fer.]
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(Botany) botany a cell or group of cells in a plant that contains latex
[C19: from New Latin latic- latex + -fer]
laticiferous adj
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(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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Ramos, Antioxidative and proteolytic activities and protein profile of laticifer cells of Cryptostegia grandiflora, Plumeria rubra and Euphorbia tirucalli, Braz.
Antitumor effect of laticifer proteins of Himatanthus drasticus (Mart.) Plumel-Apocynaceae.
Previously we have shown that plant laticifer proteins can potentially be used for control of inflammatory processes derived from systemic infections [10].
Lu et al., "A method for protein extraction from different subcellular fractions of laticifer latex in Hevea brasiliensis compatible with 2-DE and MS," Proteome Science, vol.
About 10% of Angiosperm species release laticifer fluids when their tissues are damaged (Farrel et al., 1991).
Poli, "Laticifer tissue distribution and alkaloid location in Vinca sardoa (Stearn) Pign.
It is known that benzoisoquinoline alkaloids, specifically morphinan alkaloids, accumulate in latex vesicles within poppy laticifers. 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].
Aditionally, the presence of tyloses in laticifer canals in Conzatia could be a mechanism to constrain the dispersal of pathogens.
Euphorbia belongs to family Euphorbiaceae and order Euphorbials with annual and perennial plants which have cyathium in florescence and laticifer. The total plant milky color extract was was collected directly by pressing stem and leaves.
(the milky sap stored in the articulated laticifer of the plant) intra-vaginally to the uterine opening to induce abortion (Quisumbing, 1951).
The structure and development of an unusual type of articulated laticifer in Mammillaria (Cactaceae).
Pant and Kidwai (1966) have described laticifer ontogeny in the family, and that of ducts (see below).