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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
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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.
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latex

n látex m
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