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Definition of "lactiferous" [lac•tif•er•ous]

  • Producing, secreting, or conveying milk. (adjective)
  • Botany Yielding latex. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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