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emulsion


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Emulsion  \E*mul"sion\,  n.  [From  L.  emulgere  emulsum:  cf  F. 
  ['e]mulsion.  See  {Emulge}.] 
  Any  liquid  preparation  of  a  color  and  consistency  resembling 
  milk;  as: 
  a  In  pharmacy,  an  extract  of  seeds,  or  a  mixture  of  oil  and 
  water  united  by  a  mucilaginous  substance. 
  b  In  photography,  a  liquid  preparation  of  collodion  holding 
  salt  of  silver,  used  in  the  photographic  process. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  emulsion 
  n  1:  (chemistry)  a  colloid  in  which  both  phases  are  liquids;  "an 
  oil-in-water  emulsion" 
  2:  a  light-sensitive  coating  on  paper  or  film;  consists  of  fine 
  grains  of  silver  bromide  suspended  in  a  gelatin  [syn:  {photographic 
  emulsion}] 




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