polysorbate

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noun poly·sor·bate \ˌpä-lē-ˈsȯr-ˌbāt\

Definition of polysorbate

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

First Known Use of polysorbate

1950


Medical Dictionary

polysorbate

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noun poly·sor·bate \ˌpäl-i-ˈsȯr-ˌbāt\

Medical Definition of polysorbate

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


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