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Definition of the noun latex

What does latex mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: latices / latexes (variant)

  1. a milky exudate from certain plants that coagulates on exposure to air
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • more generic words: exudate / exudation = a substance that oozes out from plant pores
    • more specific terms: natural rubber / India rubber / gum elastic / caoutchouc / 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
  2. a water-base paint that has a latex binder


Who is Latex?

Latex a.k.a. Steril is an electronic musician releasing music on International Deejay Gigolo Records, Lasergun, Erkrankung Durch Musique and Richard Bartz' Kurbel Records. He was also known under the alias "Latex" between 2001 and 2003.


"Latex" is a cataloged instance, composition.


Latex is a rural unincorporated community in Harrison County, Texas, United States. It lies about 15 miles northeast of the county seat, Marshall. The community's name was derived, not from the rubber product, but from the names of the states of Texas and Louisiana.


  1. LaTeX is a document preparation system and document markup language. It is widely used for the communication and publication of scientific documents in many fields, including mathematics, physics, computer science, statistics, economics, and political science. It also has a prominent role in the preparation and publication of books and articles that contain complex multilingual materials, such as Sanskrit and Arabic, including critical editions. LaTeX uses the TeX typesetting program for formatting its output, and is itself written in the TeX macro language. LaTeX is not the name of a particular editing program, but refers to the encoding or tagging conventions that are used in LaTeX documents.
  2. Latex is a file format.

Phrases with Latex

  1. latex paint
  2. Stoeba Latex
  3. Achatia Latex
  4. Hylesia Latex
  5. Dercitus Latex
  6. Heptonema Latex
  7. Desmeocraera Latex
  8. Species Stoeba Latex
  9. Species Achatia Latex
  10. Species Hylesia Latex
  11. Species Dercitus Latex
  12. Species Heptonema Latex
  13. Species Desmeocraera Latex

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Latex

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Google previewMedical Meanings (2003)

A Glossary of Word Origins by William S. Haubrich

latex is the Latin word for “a liquid or fluid substance,” especially that...

Google previewComputational Intelligence for Technology Enhanced Learning (2010)

by Fatos Xhafa, Santi Caballé, Ajith Abraham, Thanasis Daradoumis, Angel Alejandro Juan Perez

LaTeX is a document writing system for high-quality typesetting, that can be used for almost any form of publishing, although its...

The main drawback for the original LaTex is that it is a non-visual editor that requires the knowledge of a simple ...

Google previewDiversity and Evolution of Land Plants (2012)

by M. Ingrouille

Latex is a usually white viscous liquid consisting of a suspension of rubber particles and often also includes terpenoid toxins. These compounds are nasty skin irritants in mammals but are also effective against insects. The presence of latex is ...

Google previewMateriality and Interior Construction (2011)

by Jim Postell, Nancy Gesimondo

latex Natural rubber latex is the product manufactured from the milky fluid derived mainly from the ...

Google previewDental Assisting: A Comprehensive Approach (2017)

by Donna J. Phinney, Judy H. Halstead

Latex is a natural rubber that comes from a rubber tree, Hevea brasiliensis. It is a milky fluid that is taken from the tree, much like maple is collected for syrup, and is then manufactured. If not treated properly, the product from this tree releases ...

Google previewKoda-Kimble and Young's Applied Therapeutics (2012)

The Clinical Use of Drugs by Brian K. Alldredge, Robin L. Corelli, Michael E. Ernst

Natural latex is a milky fluid consisting of extremely small particles of rubber obtained from the rubber tree.

Google previewEssentials of Anaesthetic Equipment4 (2013)

Essentials of Anaesthetic Equipment by Baha Al-Shaikh, Simon Stacey

Latex is a milky liquid derived from the Hevea brasiliensis rubber tree. It contains a mixture...

Anaesthetists must have a high index of suspicion as allergy to latex is an important cause of unexplained perioperative collapse.

Google previewComplications in Surgery (2012)

by Michael W. Mulholland, Gerard M. Doherty

Natural rubber latex is the second most common cause...

Google previewMedicinal Plants of Tripura (2009)

A Photo Descriptive Field Manual of 203 Medicinal Species

Latex is an analgesic. Common Name : Aswattha/Pipal Scientific Name : Ficus religiosa L. Medicinal Plants of Triura Q Ficus carica ...

Google previewContact Urticaria Syndrome (2014)

by Ana M. Gimenez-Arnau, Howard I. Maibach

The latex is a milky liquid which is obtained from the Hevea brasiliensis tree that is widespread in Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand. Imported from Central America by early explorers in the 15th century, the Hevea brasiliensis became an ...

Google previewThe Complete Technology Book on Industrial Adhesives (2008)

by NPCS Board of Consultants & Engineers

Thus, a PSA latex is a suspension of an insoluble liquid polymer in water, prepared so that it is stable for long periods of time. The average diameter of the suspended, spherical polymer particles is in the range of 0.1-0.8 μm. In order to obtain ...

Google previewAdvances in Irrigation Agronomy (2012)

Plantation Crops by M. K. V. Carr

Latex is a cellular fluid consisting of a suspension of rubber hydrocarbon particles, represented by the formula (C5H8)n, in an aqueous medium. The nineteenth century saw the vulcanisation of rubber (heating with sulphur allows rubber to ...

Google previewTeX, XML, and Digital Typography (2004)

International Conference on TEX, XML, and Digital Typography, Held Jointly with the 25th Annual Meeting of the TEX User Group, TUG 2004, Xanthi, Greece, August 30 - September 3, 2004, Proceedings by Apostolos Syropoulos, Karl Berry, Yannis Haralambous, Baden Hughes, Steven Peter, John Plaice

c Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004 Although LATEX is a highly parameterizable environment, it lacks resources ...

Google previewRheology and Fourier-Transform Rheology on Water-Based Systems (2008)

by Christopher Klein

Furthermore, if a watery dispersion is synthesised via emulsion polymerisation, it is called latex. A typical diameter of the particles for polymer dispersions are in the range of 50 nm − 500 nm. Latices with particles size in the range of 50 nm ...

Google previewComplete Phlebotomy Exam Review (2015)

by Pamela Primrose

Rapid or weak pulse The most serious allergic reaction to latex is an anaphylactic (an-uh-fuh-LAK-tik) response, which can be ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Applied Plant Sciences (2003)

Latex. Vessel. System. Bark The trunk of a mature rubber tree has a central wood cylinder surrounded by bark. The two tissues are separated by a thin layer of vascular cambium which produces xylem (wood) on the inside and phloem on the ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Dentistry (2010)

by Robert Ireland

latex n.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Surface and Colloid Science (2006)

by P. Somasundaran

INTRODUCTION There are several available techniques to study latex film formation, among which are small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) and direct energy transfer (DET). Both can be applied to investigate interdiffusion across ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Surface and Colloid Science, 2004 Update Supplement (2004)

by P. Somasundaran

Fernando Galembeck Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Campinas, SP, Brazil INTRODUCTION Latex dispersions and emulsions should display excellent colloidal stability during fabrication and storage, and should also exhibit strong dry ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Plastics (2012)

by D.V. Rosato, Marlene G. Rosato

latex ( pl. latices, latexes) An aqueous dispersion of natural or synthetic elastomeric rubbers and plastics. They are dispersions of plastic particles in water. The most ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Skin and Skin Disorders, Third Edition (2009)

by Carol Turkington, Jeffrey S. Dover

latex allergy they are still best treated by sclerotherapy, which involves injections of a saline solution or an agent called aethoxysclerol. Dermatologists do not usually use lasers to remove malignant skin growths, unless the patient is taking ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Multimedia 1999 (2014)

Terms and Acronyms by Brad Hansen

hdl js latex bin mid mif cdf. nc sh shar sw'l sit sv/tcpio S\'4CI'C ...

Google previewPolymer Technology Dictionary (2012)

by A. Whelan

naturally, for example, as natural rubber latex. The latex is stabilized by the presence of an emulsifier: the solid polymer may be obtained by destroying the stabilizing action of the emulsifier. This de-stabilizing action may be performed by the ...

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There's a new medical crisis. Doctors are reporting that many men are having allergic reactions to latex condoms. They say they cause severe swelling. So what's the problem? (Phyllis Diller)
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Scrabble value of L1A1T1E1X8

The value of this 5-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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