from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Becoming milky.
- adj. Milky.
- adj. Biology Secreting or yielding a milky juice, as certain plants and insects.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. milky
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having a milky look; becoming milky.
- adj. Producing milk or a milklike juice or fluid, as the milkweed. See Latex.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Being or becoming milky; having a milky appearance or consistence.
- In botany, abounding in a thick milky juice, as the milkweed.
- In entomology, secreting a milky fluid, as the joints of certain Coleoptera.
a similar pleasure may be occasioned to the parent by seeing and touching the egg or fetus after its birth; and in lactescent animals an additional pleasure is produced, by the new secretion of milk, as well as by its emission into the sucking lips of the infant.
The recurrence, moreover, of pregnancy in the lactescent female may render the milk of a bad quality, and will invariably lessen its quantity.
That mental inquietude will impede digestion is a fact familiar to almost every one; but, I believe, it is not so generally known, that it will with no less certainty retard and alter the nature of the secretion furnished by the breasts of the lactescent female.
Her menses ceased; her mammæ became engorged and discharged a serous lactescent fluid; her belly enlarged, and both she and her physician felt fetal movements in her abdomen.
After marriage the breasts diminished, but she was unable to suckle either of her three children, the breasts becoming turgid but never lactescent.
Her mammæ were engorged with a lactescent fluid, and she felt belly-movements like those of a child; but during all this time she had regular menstruation.
Dr. Madden left her, telling her that she was not pregnant, and when she reappeared at his office in a few days, he reassured her of the nonexistence of pregnancy; she became very indignant, triumphantly squeezed lactescent fluid from her breasts, and, insisting that she could feel fetal movements, left to seek a more sympathetic accoucheur.
Her menses ceased; her mammae became engorged and discharged a serous lactescent fluid; her belly enlarged, and both she and her physician felt fetal movements in her abdomen.
Her mammae were engorged with a lactescent fluid, and she felt belly-movements like those of a child; but during all this time she had regular menstruation.
It would be interesting to examine, besides the milk of the lactescent fungi, those species which, when cut in pieces, change their colour on the contact of atmospheric air.
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