Glossary Term: Latex

1. A milky fluid exuded usually when certain species are cut or damaged. It is prominently occurring in the genus Lactarius and it is the basis for its generic name, being derived from the Latin word “lac”, meaning milk. Sometimes this milk-like fluid is already present on specimens without cutting them.

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