noun (plural latices or latexes) Etymology: New Latin latic-, latex, from Latin, fluid Date: 1835 1. a milky usually white fluid that is produced by cells of various seed plants (as of the milkweed, spurge, and poppy families) and is the source of rubber, gutta-percha, chicle, and balata 2. a water emulsion of a synthetic rubber or plastic obtained by polymerization and used especially in coatings (as paint) and adhesives

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