latex

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n latex a water-base paint that has a latex binder
    • n latex a milky exudate from certain plants that coagulates on exposure to air
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Until 1990, the deadly poison mercury was used in about 30% of latex paints
    • Latex (Bot) A milky or colored juice in certain plants in cavities (called latex cells or latex tubes). It contains the peculiar principles of the plants, whether aromatic, bitter, or acid, and in many instances yields caoutchouc upon coagulation. The lattex of the India rubber plant produces the rubber of commerce on coagulation.
    • Latex (Chem) Any aqueous emulsion of finely divided rubber or plastic particles, especially such an emulsion used as a base for paint; as, a latex paint.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n latex A milk-like liquid occurring in many plants in special vessels (called laticiferous, or sometimes cinenchymatous), and exuding when the plant is wounded. It may be white, like that of the milkweeds and many species of Euphorbia; or yellow, as in the prickly poppy. Argemone; or orange, as in celandine, Chelidonium. It consists of a watery fluid holding in solution small quantities of sugar, gum, alkaloid and acid matters, etc., and, suspended in this, numerous minute granules (giving the milky appearance) which coagulate when exposed to the air. It has sometimes an economic importance, as in the case of opium (the dried latex of the poppy) and of india-rubber.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Latex lā′teks (bot.) the sap of plants after it has been elaborated in the leaves
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Usage

In literature:

In South America rubber is the latex of certain trees, in Africa of trees and vines.
"The Age of Invention" by Holland Thompson
The next step is to extract the particles of rubber from the latex and to harden them.
"The Romance of Rubber"
The bark of the tree is so thick that the latex does not run off like caoutchouc when the bark is cut.
"Creative Chemistry" by Edwin E. Slosson
The cost of extracting the latex was prohibitive.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
After the flow of latex has ceased for the day a narrow strip hardens along each groove, like gum on a cherry tree.
"Wanderings in the Orient" by Albert M. Reese
His one hand was white with a rubbery coating that Chet vaguely knew for latex.
"Brood of the Dark Moon" by Charles Willard Diffin
The majority contain a milky juice or latex in their tissues which exudes on cutting or bruising.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 8" by Various
Any trees which failed to yield sufficient latex to reach the first mark were registered at zero.
"The Preparation of Plantation Rubber" by Sidney Morgan
The work is usually carried on in the wet season when the latex is more fluid and more abundant.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 6" by Various
Unbolting the door, which was seldom used in these latex days, he slipped into a narrow alley way.
"The Broken Thread" by William Le Queux
At the end of the gutter a tin spout connects, down which the latex runs into a tin cup on the ground.
"Seven Legs Across the Seas" by Samuel Murray
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In news:

Cassandra Tondro's Sunrise, 20" x 20", repurposed acrylic latex paint on canvas.
Robin Kyu Cho was linked to the killings through DNA found on part of a latex glove stuck on tape used to bind one of the victims.
Pecora is an American manufacturer of architectural weatherproofing products, offering a full line of silicone, urethane and latex sealants and coatings .
Porn industry ponders California's latex law.
PHOENIX — Latex bedding producer Pure LatexBliss has entered into a partnership agreement with Yulex Corp.
An edgy, inked and always interesting brew of latex-clad gals and guys, in addition to the usual French Quarter passers-by.
FloorFlex is a unique printable floor vinyl that is suitable for Latex and UV printers.
Tribu Glam 77 percent wool flatweave rug in red print with latex backing by Lepere, 212-488-7000.
Poinsettias are popular holiday decorations that could cause trouble for people who are allergic to latex or rubber, says Dr Bassett, because the plant is a relative of the rubber tree.
WK39091 Standard Test Method for Determining Compatibility of Personal Lubricants with Natural Rubber Latex Condoms.
SHELTON, Conn.- Latex International has debuted its revamped website at latexintl.com.
The Journey from Leisure to Latex .
It's also latex and shows NO leg at all.
A high quality, polymer coated latex examination glove that is gel coated for ease of donning.
Two small cuts extract its latex.
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In science:

The TT2 template system uses a quite different syntax respect to LATEX.
WebTeach in practice: the entrance test to the Engineering faculty in Florence
So we developed a LATEX style that allows to use this language also in the parametric part.
WebTeach in practice: the entrance test to the Engineering faculty in Florence
We used the comment plug-in of TWiki to set up quickly a rough forum, and the MathMode one to allow people to use LATEX syntax in questions.
WebTeach in practice: the entrance test to the Engineering faculty in Florence
An XML structure allows transformations of the raw results to different target representations like HTML or LATEX.
A Generic Random Number Generator Test Suite
If a report in LATEX style is required, an xslt processor (like xsltproc) has to be used.
A Generic Random Number Generator Test Suite
Marek Wolf during the whole period and help by Maruˇska Hrudkov´a with the LaTeX software.
Statistical Analysis of the Observable Data of Gamma-Ray Bursts
The paper was typeset using LATEX and calculations were performed using R statistical computing system.
Bernoulli Runs: Using "Book Cricket" to Evaluate Cricketers
FKM] and many helpful comments during the third author preparing the Latex version of the manuscript.
New examples of Willmore submanifolds in the unit sphere via isoparametric functions,II
This article was processed by the author using Springer-Verlag LaTEX A&A style file L-AA version 3.
ROSAT Observations of the Galactic Wind in M82
This article was processed by the author using Springer-Verlag LaTEX A&A style file 1990.
Tidally-triggered disk thickening. II. Results and interpretations
This article was processed by the authors using Springer-Verlag LATEX A&A style file L-AA version 3.
The Lyman continuum radiation escaping from galaxies
This article was processed by the author using Springer-Verlag LaTEX A&A style file L-AA version 3.
Perspectives for detecting cold H2 in outer galactic disks
This article was processed by the author using Springer-Verlag LaTEX A&A style file L-AA version 3.
The Optical Transient of GRB970228, 16 hours after the burst
This article was processed by the author using Springer-Verlag LaTEX A&A style file L-AA version 3.
The Fundamental Plane of clusters of galaxies
This article was processed by the author using Springer-Verlag LATEX A&A style file L-AA version 3.
ISO observations of the radio-loud BALQSO 1556+3517
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