Latex meaning

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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.
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A similar material made from polymers derived from petroleum; synthetic latex.
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Latex paint.
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A milky liquid containing resins, proteins, etc., present in certain plants and trees, as the rubber tree, milkweed, and poppy: used esp. as the basis of rubber.
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A suspension in water of particles of natural or synthetic rubber or plastic: used in rubber goods, adhesives, paints, etc.
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The colorless or milky sap of certain plants, such as the poinsettia or milkweed, that coagulates on exposure to air.
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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.
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A similar material made from polymers derived from petroleum; synthetic latex.
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Latex paint.
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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.
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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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(LAmport TeX) A document preparation system based on the TeX language developed by Leslie Lamport at SRI International. LaTeX provides a macro language for TeX that lets the user concentrate on the logical structure of the document rather than the format codes. See TeX.
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The milky sap of several trees that coagulates on exposure to air; used to make rubber.
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An emulsion of rubber in water, used in adhesives and the like.
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(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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The colorless or milky sap of certain plants, such as the poinsettia or milkweed, that coagulates on exposure to air.
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Origin of latex

  • Latin fluid

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin latex

    From Wiktionary