polysorbate

noun
poly·​sor·​bate | \ˌpä-lē-ˈsȯr-ˌbāt \

Definition of polysorbate 

: any of several emulsifiers used in the preparation of some pharmaceuticals or foods

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This milk takes the dubious prize for most additives: guar gum, carboy methyl cellulose, polysorbate 60, citric acid, sodium, sodium metabisulphite. Jolene Thym, The Mercury News, "Taste-off: The best coconut milk — and the murky mistakes," 20 Mar. 2017 Citric acid, methyl cellulose and polysorbate 60 also show up in some milks. Jolene Thym, The Mercury News, "Taste-off: The best coconut milk — and the murky mistakes," 20 Mar. 2017

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1950, in the meaning defined above

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polysorbate

noun
poly·​sor·​bate | \ˌpäl-i-ˈsȯr-ˌbāt \

Medical Definition of polysorbate 

: any of several emulsifiers used in the preparation of some pharmaceuticals and foods — see tween

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