laticifer

noun

la·​tic·​i·​fer lā-ˈti-sə-fər How to pronounce laticifer (audio)
: a plant cell or vessel that contains latex

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary latici- (from New Latin latic-, latex) + -fer

First Known Use

circa 1928, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of laticifer was circa 1928

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Cite this Entry

“Laticifer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/laticifer. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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