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emulsion

noun emul·sion \i-ˈməl-shən\

: a mixture of liquids

: a thin coating on photographic film or paper that contains chemicals which are sensitive to light

Full Definition of EMULSION

1
a :  a system (as fat in milk) consisting of a liquid dispersed with or without an emulsifier in an immiscible liquid usually in droplets of larger than colloidal size
b :  the state of such a system
2
:  suspension 2b(3); especially :  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

Examples of EMULSION

  1. <milk is basically an oil-in-water emulsion>

Origin of EMULSION

New Latin emulsion-, emulsio, from Latin emulgēre to milk out, from e- + mulgēre to milk; akin to Old English melcan to milk, Greek amelgein
First Known Use: 1612

Other Pictures (on film) Terms

daguerreotype, fill, sepia, still, stop

emulsion

noun emul·sion \i-ˈməl-shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of EMULSION

1
a :  a system (as fat in milk) consisting of a liquid dispersed with or without an emulsifier in an immiscible liquid usually in droplets of larger than colloidal size b :  the state of such a system
2
:  suspension 2; especially :  a suspension of a sensitive silver salt or a mixture of halides of silver in a viscous medium (as a gelatin solution) forming a coating on photographic plates, film, or paper
emul·sive \-ˈməl-siv\ adjective

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