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Use for a viscous, milklike fluid composed of resin or wax in the form of tiny globules in aqueous suspension, obtained especially from rubber trees; used for many rubber applications, such as adhesive. Use also for a water dispersion of synthetic rubber and of rubberlike plastic.

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organic material


12yrs ago

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