sorbitan

noun

sor·​bi·​tan ˈsȯr-bə-ˌtan How to pronounce sorbitan (audio)
: an anhydride C6H12O5 of sorbitol from which various fatty acid esters are derived for use as surfactants and emulsifying agents

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“Sorbitan.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/sorbitan. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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