Meaning of “latex” in the English Dictionary

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"latex" in British English

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latexnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈleɪ.teks/ us /ˈleɪ.teks/

a white liquid produced by many plants, especially rubber trees, or a rubber-like substance made from this or from plastic, used in making clothes, paint, glue, etc.:

a latex mask
a pair of latex surgical gloves

(Definition of “latex” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"latex" in American English

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latexnoun [ U ]

us /ˈleɪ·teks/

a white liquid produced by particular plants, esp. rubber trees, or an artificial substance similar to this, used esp. in paint, glue, and cloth:

latex paint
latex gloves

(Definition of “latex” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)