laticifer

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laticifer

[lā′tis·ə·fər]
(botany)
A latex duct found in the mid-cortex of certain plants.
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It presented very abundant large schizogenous secretory cavities situated externally to the phloem (at one time described as laticiferous vessels).
Dussourd and Thomas Eisner of Cornell University exposed some of these so-called laticiferous plants to a variety of insects in their laboratory.
Further studies of the unusual type of laticiferous canals in Mammillaria (Cactaceae): Structure and development of the semi-milky type.