lactiferous

adjective
lac·​tif·​er·​ous | \ lak-ˈti-f(ə-)rəs How to pronounce lactiferous (audio) \

Definition of lactiferous

1 : yielding a milky juice lactiferous plants
2 : secreting or conveying milk

First Known Use of lactiferous

circa 1674, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for lactiferous

French or Late Latin; French lactifère, from Late Latin lactifer, from Latin lact-, lac + -fer

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“Lactiferous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lactiferous. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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lactiferous

adjective
lac·​tif·​er·​ous | \ lak-ˈtif-(ə-)rəs How to pronounce lactiferous (audio) \

Medical Definition of lactiferous

: secreting or conveying milk

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