laticifer

noun
la·​tic·​i·​fer | \ lā-ˈti-sə-fər How to pronounce laticifer (audio) \

Definition of laticifer

: a plant cell or vessel that contains latex

First Known Use of laticifer

circa 1928, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for laticifer

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

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The first known use of laticifer was circa 1928

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“Laticifer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/laticifer. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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