Latex

Noun

  • (medicine, archaic, rare) A clear liquid believed to be a component of a humour or other bodily fluid (esp. plasma and lymph)
  • (uncountable) Natural latex rubber, especially non-vulcanized rubber, such as is used in making latex gloves, latex condoms, and latex clothing.
  • An emulsion of rubber in water, used in adhesives and the like.
  • The milky sap of several trees that coagulates on exposure to air; used to make rubber.

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