Lactescent
Lactescent Lac*tes"cent, a. [L. lactescens, p. pr. of lactescere to turn to milk, incho. fr. lactere to be milky, fr. lac, lactis, milk: cf. F. lactescent.] 1. Having a milky look; becoming milky. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) Producing milk or a milklike juice or fluid, as the milkweed. See {Latex}. [1913 Webster]


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  • lactescent — lactescent, ente [ laktesɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • 1783; lat. lactescens 1 ♦ Qui contient un suc laiteux. Champignon lactescent (ex. le lactaire). 2 ♦ Par ext. (en parlant d un liquide) Qui ressemble à du lait. Sérum lactescent. 3 ♦ Littér. D un blanc de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • lactescent — lactescént adj. m., pl. lactescénţi; f. sg. lactescéntă, pl. lactescénte Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  LACTESCÉN//T lactescenttă (lactescentţi, lactescentte) (despre unele plante) Care conţine un suc lăptos. /<fr …   Dicționar Român

  • lactescent — lactescent, ente (la ktè ssan, ssan t ) adj. Terme didactique. Qui contient un suc laiteux. Plantes lactescentes.    Coquilles lactescentes, coquilles couleur de lait. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Lat. lactescere, se convertir en lait, de lac, lait …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • lactescent — [lak tes′ənt] adj. [L lactescens, prp. of lactescere, to turn into milk < lactare: see LACTATE] 1. becoming milky 2. of a milky appearance 3. a) secreting milk b) forming or exuding a milky fluid: said of certain plants lactescence …   English World dictionary

  • lactescent — lactescence, lactescency, n. /lak tes euhnt/, adj. 1. becoming or being milky. 2. Bot., Entomol. secreting or producing a milky juice. [1660 70; < L lactescent (s. of lactescens), prp. of lactescere to turn into milk, produce milk. See LACT ,… …   Universalium

  • lactescent — adj. [L. lactescere, to turn to milk] Like milk in appearance; yielding or secreting a milky fluid …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • lactescent — adjective milky …   Wiktionary

  • lactescent — Resembling milk; milky …   Medical dictionary

  • lactescent — lac|tes|cent Mot Agut Adjectiu invariable …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • lactescent — adj. becoming milky; milk like; secreting a milk like substance (Biology) …   English contemporary dictionary

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