An example of an emulsion is oil in vinegar.
An emulsion of oil in vinegar.
- (pharmacy) Such a suspension used as a vehicle for medication.
- (photog.) A suspension of a salt of silver, platinum, etc. in gelatin or collodion, used to coat plates, film, and paper.
Other Word Forms
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