Meaning of EMULSION in English


[emul.sion] n [NL emulsion-, emulsio, fr. L emulgere to milk out, fr. e- + mulgere to milk; akin to OE melcan to milk, Gk amelgein] (1612) 1 a: a system (as fat in milk) consisting of a liquid dispersed with or without an emulsifier in an immiscible liquid usu. in droplets of larger than colloidal size b: the state of such a system

2: suspension 2b(3); esp: a suspension of a sensitive silver salt or a mixture of silver halides in a viscous medium (as a gelatin solution) forming a coating on photographic plates, film, or paper

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