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latexnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈleɪ.teks/
a ​whiteliquidproduced by many ​plants, ​especiallyrubbertrees, 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 ​surgicalgloves
(Definition of latex from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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latexnoun [U]

 us   /ˈleɪ·teks/
a ​whiteliquidproduced by ​particularplants, esp. ​rubbertrees, or an ​artificialsubstancesimilar 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)
Translations of “latex”
in Spanish látex…
in Vietnamese nhựa mủ…
in Malaysian susu getah…
in Thai กาวลาเท็กซ์…
in French latex…
in German der Gummibaumsaft, der Kutschuk…
in Chinese (Simplified) 胶乳, (尤指橡胶树的)橡浆, 橡胶,乳胶…
in Indonesian lateks…
in Chinese (Traditional) 膠乳, (尤指橡膠樹的)橡漿, 橡膠,乳膠…
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