latex

Definitions of latex
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n a milky exudate from certain plants that coagulates on exposure to air

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India rubber, caoutchouc, gum elastic, natural rubber, rubber
an elastic material obtained from the latex sap of trees (especially trees of the genera Hevea and Ficus) that can be vulcanized and finished into a variety of products
foam rubber
spongy rubber; made by introducing air bubbles before vulcanization and used for cushioning or upholstery
crepe rubber
crude natural rubber; used mainly for shoe soles
cold rubber
a rubber made at low temperatures (5 degrees Centigrade) which is tougher than conventional rubber and is often used in car tires
ebonite, hard rubber, vulcanite
a hard nonresilient rubber formed by vulcanizing natural rubber
Para rubber
a type of natural rubber obtained from tropical South American trees
Type of:
exudate, exudation
a substance that oozes out from plant pores

n a water-base paint that has a latex binder

Synonyms:
latex paint, rubber-base paint
Type of:
water-base paint
paint in which water is used as the vehicle

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