Definition of laticifer in English:


Line breaks: la¦tici|fer
Pronunciation: /laˈtɪsɪfə


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



Pronunciation: /latɪˈsɪf(ə)rəs/
More 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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