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Meaning of LACTESCENCE

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Lac*tes"cence\, n. [Cf. F. lactescence.]
1. The state or quality of producing milk, or milklike juice;
   resemblance to milk; a milky color.

         This lactescence does commonly ensue when . . . fair
         water is suddenly poured upon the solution. --Boyle.

2. (Bot.) The latex of certain plants. See {Latex}.

 

 

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