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latex US English

A milky fluid found in many plants, such as poppies and spurges, that exudes when the plant is cut and coagulates on exposure to the air. The latex of the rubber tree is the chief source of natural rubber

latex New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

milky fluid in rubber tree

latex paint in latex US English

A type of paint used for walls, consisting of pigment bound in synthetic latex that forms an emulsion with water