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emulsion of a polymer (e.g., rubberrubber,
any solid substance that upon vulcanization becomes elastic; the term includes natural rubber (caoutchouc) and synthetic rubber. The term elastomer is sometimes used to designate synthetic rubber only and is sometimes extended to include caoutchouc as well.
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) in water (see colloidcolloid
[Gr.,=gluelike], a mixture in which one substance is divided into minute particles (called colloidal particles) and dispersed throughout a second substance. The mixture is also called a colloidal system, colloidal solution, or colloidal dispersion.
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). Natural latexes are produced by a number of plants, are usually white in color, and often contain, in addition to rubber, various gums, oils, and waxes. Balata, caoutchouc, chicle, and gutta-percha are produced from natural latexes. Synthetic latexes may be prepared in two ways: the polymer may be prepared as an emulsion (emulsion polymerization), or the dry, powdered polymer may be dispersed in water. Both natural and synthetic latexes are widely used, especially in the production of rubber goods. Latex paints, sometimes called rubber-base paints, consist of a latex colored by the addition of a pigment.



the transparent, milk-white, yellowish brown, yellow, or orange contents of the latex vessels of plants.

A number of plants of the families Euphorbiaceae, Moraceae, and Compositae hold large amounts of latex, which contains (dissolved or suspended) carbohydrates, proteins, glycosides, salts, and essential oils. The characteristic components of the latex of gutta-percha-yielding and rubber-yielding plants are resins, gutta, and natural rubber. The latex of certain plants of the poppy family (Papaveraceae) contains large quantities of alkaloids. The latex of the papaya yields the enzyme papain.


Milky colloid in which natural or synthetic rubber or plastic is suspended in water.
An elastomer product made from latex.


An emulsion of finely dispersed particles of natural or synthetic rubber or plastic materials in water.


1. a whitish milky fluid containing protein, starch, alkaloids, etc., that is produced by many plants. Latex from the rubber tree is used in the manufacture of rubber
2. a suspension of synthetic rubber or plastic in water, used in the manufacture of synthetic rubber products, etc.


(language, text, tool)
(Lamport TeX) Leslie Lamport <>'s document preparation system built on top of TeX. LaTeX was developed at SRI International's Computer Science Laboratory and was built to resemble Scribe.

LaTeX adds commands to simplify typesetting and lets the user concentrate on the structure of the text rather than on formatting commands.

BibTeX is a LaTeX package for bibliographic citations.

Lamport's LaTeX book has an exemplary index listing every symbol, concept and example in the book. The index in the, now obsolete, first edition includes (on page 221) the mysterious entry "Gilkerson, Ellen, 221". The second edition (1994) has an entry for "infinite loop" instead.

["LaTeX, A Document Preparation System", Leslie Lamport, A-W 1986, ISBN 0-201-15790-X (first edition, now obsolete)].


(LAmport TeX) A document preparation system based on the TeX language developed by Leslie Lamport at SRI International. LaTeX provides a macro language for TeX that lets the user concentrate on the logical structure of the document rather than the format codes. See TeX.
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The styrene butadiene latex market in Asia Pacific would continue to witness strong growth during the forecast period due to high demand for coated paper in the region.
Derivacion a consultas o urgencias hospitalarias: cuando nuestros pacientes necesitan acudir al hospital u otros medios sanitarios derivados desde nuestro centro, les entregamos un informe donde aparecen las recomendaciones generales para la prevencion de alergia al latex asi como material sanitario aconsejado (ausente de latex).
Since I was no longer exposed to latex gloves and aerosolized powder latex proteins and I removed all the obvious latex from my life, I discovered other not so obvious latex sources.
The HP Latex 3000 Printer is expected to be available worldwide on 15 August 2013.
It can be observed that the [alpha]-transition, indicated by the tan [delta] peak for the copolymer, displaces to higher temperatures in the latex blends and the damping, taken as the height or area of the tan [delta] peak, decreases as the concentration of PSt hard particles increases in the blend.
Latex allergy: clinical features and cross-reactivity with fruits.
Mechanistic Considerations of Particle Size Effects on Film Properties of Hard/Soft Latex Blends.
Natural rubber latex (NRL) is the name of the sap from the Brazilian rubber tree Hevea brasiliensis.
Latex reactions may occur immediately or hours after contact.
A SANDWELL nurse whose career ended because she was allergic to latex gloves has won a six figure payout from a Midland hospital.
Despite data showing that even people who are highly allergic to traditional latex do not react the first time they are exposed to guayule latex proteins, there are no long-term data, so the product will have a warning about the potential for allergic reactions, according to the FDA.