emulsion

See also: émulsion, emulsión, and Emulsion

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Borrowed from French émulsion, from New Latin ēmulsiō, ēmulsiōnis, based on Latin ēmulgeō (I milk out, extract).

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emulsion (plural emulsions)

  1. A stable suspension of small droplets of one liquid in another with which it is immiscible.
    Mayonnaise is an emulsion where egg is used to keep oil and water mixed.
  2. (chemistry) A colloid in which both phases are liquid.
  3. (photography) The coating of photosensitive silver halide grains in a thin gelatine layer on a photographic film.

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emulsion

  1. Genitive singular form of emulsio.