A cell, tissue, or vessel that contains or conducts latex.
- This problem could also be caused by the toxic exudates from damaged laticifers that affect the vascular tissues directly.
- However, it should be noted that tyloses are reported in tracheids of some species of Pinus and even in such cell types as fibre-tracheids or laticifers.
- This is no mother's milk, however, but a latex exuded by specialized structures, called laticifers, that are found throughout the plant.
- Example sentences
- Insects cut veins in plants with arborescent resin canals or in plants with laticiferous ducts that do not reticulate.
- The laticiferous system of the scape consists of several layers of articulated unbranched latieifers.
- These laticiferous tubules are the source of the milky latex that is used to make natural chewing gums and rubber.
Mid 19th century: from Latin latex, latic- 'fluid' + -fer 'bearing'.
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