lactescent definition

  • adjective:
    • Becoming milky.
    • Milky.
    • Biology Secreting or producing a milky juice, as certain flowers and pests.
    • milky
    • Having a milky appearance; getting milky.
    • creating milk or a milklike juice or fluid, as milkweed. See Latex.
  • others:
    • Being or getting milky; having a milky look or consistence.
    • In botany, abounding in a thick milky juice, due to the fact milkweed.
    • In entomology, secreting a milky substance, while the joints of particular Coleoptera.

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