A milky or colored juice in certain plants in cavities (called latex cells or latex tubes). It contains the peculiar principles of the plants, whether aromatic, bitter, or acid, and in many instances yields caoutchouc upon coagulation.
- The colorless or milky sap of certain plants, such as the poinsettia or milkweed, that coagulates on exposure to air.
- An emulsion of rubber or plastic globules in water, used in paints, adhesives, and various synthetic rubber products.
- Latex paint.