Emulsion Definition

ĭ-mŭlshən
emulsions
noun
emulsions
A stable colloidal suspension, as milk, consisting of an immiscible liquid dispersed and held in another liquid by substances called emulsifiers.
Webster's New World
A photosensitive coating, usually of silver halide grains in a thin gelatin layer, on photographic film, paper, or glass.
American Heritage

Other Word Forms of Emulsion

Noun

Singular:
emulsion
Plural:
emulsions

Origin of Emulsion

  • New Latin ēmulsiō ēmulsiōn- from Latin ēmulsus past participle of ēmulgēre to milk out ē-, ex- ex- mulgēre to milk melg- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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