lactiferous

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adjective lac·tif·er·ous \lak-ˈti-f(ə-)rəs\

Definition of lactiferous

  1. 1 :  yielding a milky juice lactiferous plants

  2. 2 :  secreting or conveying milk

Origin and Etymology of lactiferous

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


First Known Use: circa 1674


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lactiferous

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adjective lac·tif·er·ous \lak-ˈtif-(ə-)rəs\

Medical Definition of lactiferous

  1. :  secreting or conveying milk

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