Definition of lactescent in English:

lactescent

Syllabification: lac·tes·cent
Pronunciation: /lakˈtesənt
 
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adjective

  • 1Milky in appearance.
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    • 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.
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    • 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'.

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