Definition of lactescent in English:

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lactescent

Pronunciation: /lakˈtes(ə)nt/

adjective

1Milky in appearance.
Example sentences
  • When the crystallization has terminated, the autoclave is cooled and a lactescent suspension is discharged.
  • In the file sheet 1, a plurality of square recesses 4, which serve as portions for receiving films, are arrayed in a transparent or lactescent planar square plastic sheet 3.
  • Just looking at the lactescent SavMart or the uninhabited appearance of Sy's apartment is enough to make you feel hollow inside.
1.1 Botany Yielding a milky latex.
Example sentences
  • It is brownish-yellow outside, whitish and lactescent within, having an acrid taste and disagreeable odour.

Origin

Mid 17th century: from Latin lactescent- 'being milky', from the verb lactere, from lac, lact- 'milk'.

Words that rhyme with lactescent

acquiescent, adolescent, albescent, Besant, coalescent, confessant, convalescent, crescent, depressant, effervescent, erubescent, evanescent, excrescent, flavescent, fluorescent, immunosuppressant, incandescent, incessant, iridescent, juvenescent, liquescent, luminescent, nigrescent, obsolescent, opalescent, pearlescent, phosphorescent, pubescent, putrescent, quiescent, suppressant, turgescent, virescent, viridescent

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Syllabification: lac·tes·cent

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