Definitions for: Latex


[n] a water-base paint having a latex binder
[n] a milky exudate from certain plants that coagulates on exposure to air



Webster (1913) Definition: La"tex, n. [L.] (Bot.)
A milky or colored juice in certain plants in cavities
(called latex cells or latex tubes). It contains the peculiar
principles of the plants, whether aromatic, bitter, or acid,
and in many instances yields caoutchouc upon coagulation.

Synonyms: latex paint, rubber-base paint

See Also: caoutchouc, exudate, exudation, gum elastic, India rubber, rubber, water-base paint

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Famous Quotes Containing Latex:


Some scientists use TeX or LatEX but for most people Word is the thing that writers use these days.

-- Miguel de Icaza (Mexican Scientist)

There's a new medical crisis. Doctors are reporting that many men are having allergic reactions to latex condoms. They say they cause severe swelling. So what's the problem?

-- Phyllis Diller (American Comedian)

If they have covered your face with latex, you have to control yourself mentally so you won't think. If you start thinking, you will succumb to panic. I had a bit of a cold, and frankly I didn't have a good time.

-- Meg Tilly (American Actress)


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