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noun emul·sion \i-ˈməl-shən\

Medical Definition of EMULSION

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
:  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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