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laticifer

Line breaks: la¦tici|fer
Pronunciation: /laˈtɪsɪfə
 
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Definition of laticifer in English:

noun

Botany
A cell, tissue, or vessel that contains or conducts latex.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Latin latex, latic- 'fluid' + -fer 'bearing'.

Derivatives

laticiferous

1
Pronunciation: /latɪˈsɪf(ə)rəs/
adjective
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.

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