1. The state or quality of producing milk, or milklike juice; resemblance to milk; a milky colour. "This lactescence does commonly ensue when . . . Fair water is suddenly poured upon the solution." (Boyle)

2. <botany> The latex of certain plants. See Latex.

Origin: Cf. F. Lactescence.

(01 Mar 1998)

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