Lac*tes"cence (?), n. [Cf. F. lactescence.]


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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