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Medical Term:

latex

Pronunciation: la'teks

Definition

  1. An emulsion or suspension produced by some seed plants; it contains suspended microscopic globules of natural rubber.
  2. Similar synthetic materials such as polystyrene, polyvinyl chloride, etc.

[L. liquid]

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