latex

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See also: látex and LaTeX

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Latex being extracted from a tree

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From Latin latex

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latex (plural latices or latexes)

  1. The milky sap of several trees that coagulates on exposure to air; used to make rubber.
  2. An emulsion of rubber in water, used in adhesives and the like.
  3. (uncountable) Natural latex rubber, especially non-vulcanized rubber, such as is used in making latex gloves, latex condoms, and latex clothing.

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latex m (genitive laticis); third declension

  1. water
  2. liquid, fluid
  3. juice