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latices

[lat-uh-seez] /ˈlæt əˌsiz/
noun
1.
a plural of latex.

latex

[ley-teks] /ˈleɪ tɛks/
noun, plural latices
[lat-uh-seez] /ˈlæt əˌsiz/ (Show IPA),
latexes.
1.
a milky liquid in certain plants, as milkweeds, euphorbias, poppies, or the plants yielding India rubber, that coagulates on exposure to air.
2.
Chemistry. any emulsion in water of finely divided particles of synthetic rubber or plastic.
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; < Neo-Latin, special use of Latin latex water, juice, liquid
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  • It should be used with carboxylated acrylic or styrene-acrylic latices.
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  • Some latices are formulated with reactants that allow curing at lower temperatures.
British Dictionary definitions for latices

latices

/ˈlætɪˌsiːz/
noun
1.
a plural of latex

latex

/ˈleɪtɛks/
noun (pl) latexes, latices (ˈlætɪˌsiːz)
1.
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.
a suspension of synthetic rubber or plastic in water, used in the manufacture of synthetic rubber products, etc
Word Origin
C19: New Latin, from Latin: liquid, fluid
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Word Origin and History for latices

latex

n.

1660s, "body fluid," from Latin latex (genitive laticis) "liquid, fluid," probably from Greek latax "dregs," from PIE root *lat- "wet" (cf. Middle Irish laith "beer," Welsh llaid "mud, mire," Lithuanian latakas "pool, puddle," Old Norse leþja "filth"). Used 1835 to mean "milky liquid from plants." Meaning "water-dispersed polymer particles" (used in rubber goods, paints, etc.) is from 1937. As an adjective by 1954, in place of clasically correct laticiferous.

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latices in Medicine

latex la·tex (lā'těks')
n.

  1. The colorless or milky sap of certain plants, such as the poinsettia, that coagulates on exposure to air.

  2. An emulsion of rubber or plastic globules in water, used in adhesives and synthetic rubber products.


la'tex' adj.
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latices in Science
latex
  (lā'těks')   
  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, and sometimes toxic substances.

  2. A manufactured emulsion of synthetic rubber or plastic droplets in water that resembles the latex of plants. It is used in paints, adhesives, and synthetic rubber products.


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