emulsion

/əˈmʌlʃən / (say uh'mulshuhn)

noun
1. a liquid preparation of the colour and consistency of milk.
2. any colloidal suspension of a liquid in another liquid.
3. Pharmaceutical a liquid preparation consisting of minute particles of an oily, fatty, resinous, or other substance held in suspension in an immiscible, usually aqueous fluid by means of a gum or other viscous matter.
4. Photography the light-sensitive layer on a photographic film, plate, or paper, consisting of one or more of the silver halides in gelatine.
{New Latin ēmulsio, from Latin ēmulsus, past participle, milked out}
emulsive, adjective

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • émulsion — [ emylsjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1560; lat. emulsum, supin de emulgere « traire » 1 ♦ Préparation liquide d apparence laiteuse tenant en suspension une substance huileuse ou résineuse (ex. lait d amandes). 2 ♦ Chim. Mélange hétérogène de deux liquides non… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Emulsión — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda A. Dos líquidos inmiscibles, fase I y fase II, no emulsificados; B. Emulsión de fase II disperso en la fase I; C. La emulsión inestable se separa progresivamente; D. Las posiciones surfactantes (borde púrpura) en las …   Wikipedia Español

  • Emulsion — Émulsion Une émulsion est un mélange homogène de deux substances liquides non miscibles (qui ne se mélangent normalement pas), comme l’eau et l’huile. Une substance est dispersée dans la seconde substance sous forme de petites gouttelettes. Le… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Emulsion — Sf Gemenge aus zwei nicht mischbaren Flüssigkeiten; lichtempfindliche Schicht per. Wortschatz fach. (18. Jh.) Entlehnung. Neubildung zu l. ēmulsum n., dem PPP. von l. ēmulgēre ausmelken, abmelken , zu l. mulgēre melken und l. ex . So benannt nach …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • emulsion — 1610s, from Fr. émulsion (16c.), from Mod.L. emulsionem (nom. emulsio), from emulsus, pp. of emulgere to milk out, from ex out (see EX (Cf. ex )) + mulgere to milk (see MILK (Cf. milk)). Milk is a classic instance …   Etymology dictionary

  • Emulsion — »Gemenge aus zwei nicht mischbaren Flüssigkeiten; lichtempfindliche Schicht«: Das Wort ist eine fachsprachliche Bildung zu lat. emulsus, dem Part. Perf. von e mulgere »aus , abmelken« (vgl. ↑ melken). Es bedeutet also eigentlich »Aus ,… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • emulsión — sustantivo femenino 1. Área: química Líquido que tiene en suspensión partículas diminutas de otra sustancia, sin llegar a formar una disolución: Este salchichón no está hecho con carne picada, sino con emulsión. 2. Área: fotografía Suspensión de… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • emulsión — (Del lat. emulsus, ordeñado). 1. f. Fís. y Quím. Dispersión de un líquido en otro no miscible con él. La emulsión de aceite en agua. 2. Fotogr. Suspensión coloidal de bromuro de plata en gelatina que forma la capa sensible a la luz del material… …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • emulsion — ► NOUN 1) a fine dispersion of minute droplets of one liquid in another in which it is not soluble or miscible. 2) a type of paint consisting of pigment bound in a synthetic resin which forms an emulsion with water. 3) a light sensitive coating… …   English terms dictionary

  • Emulsion — E*mul sion, n. [From L. emulgere, emulsum: cf. F. [ e]mulsion. See {Emulge}.] Any liquid preparation of a color and consistency resembling milk; as: (a) In pharmacy, an extract of seeds, or a mixture of oil and water united by a mucilaginous… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Emulsion — Emulsion. См. Эмульсия. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

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