Definition of laticiferous in US English:

laticiferous

adjective

Botany
  • See laticifer

    • ‘Insects cut veins in plants with arborescent resin canals or in plants with laticiferous ducts that do not reticulate.’
    • ‘Chicory rhizomes or roots are readily detected, upon fracture, by their radially arranged laticiferous vessels in the bark region.’
    • ‘Laticiferous cells are often very prominent in the leaf tissue, with two series of laticiferous cells paralleling each vein, sometimes even up to the 5th order of veins.’
    • ‘The laticiferous system of the scape consists of several layers of articulated unbranched latieifers.’
    • ‘These laticiferous tubules are the source of the milky latex that is used to make natural chewing gums and rubber.’

Pronunciation

laticiferous

/ˌlatəˈsif(ə)rəs/