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lactescent Line breaks: lac|tes¦cent
Pronunciation: /lakˈtɛs(ə)nt/

Definition of lactescent in English:

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'.

Derivatives

lactescence

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Pronunciation: /lakˈtɛs(ə)ns/
noun
Example sentences
  • In fact, patients with severe nephrotic syndrome exhibited lactescence of the serum.
  • To produce lactescence it is necessary for fat to be emulsified into chylomicra greater than 0.1 in diameter to be rendered visible.
  • It could be observed whether bilirubin, haemoglobin or lactescence of the samples interfere with the measurement procedure.

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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