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Meaning of EMULSION

Pronunciation:  i'mulshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a light-sensitive coating on paper or film; consists of fine grains of silver bromide suspended in a gelatin
  2. [n]  (chemistry) a colloid in which both phases are liquids; "an oil-in-water emulsion"

EMULSION is a 8 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: photographic emulsion
 See Also: coat, coating, colloid, silver bromide, silver nitrate



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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 substance.
(b) In photography, a liquid preparation of collodion holding
    salt of silver, used in the photographic process.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A mixture of two normally unmixable liquids (e.g., oil and water) in which one is colloidally suspended in the other (one exists as tiny particles within the other).
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: backing, bibliofilm, bipack, black-and-white film, cartridge, colloid, colloider, color film, color negative film, dope, dry plate, emulsification, emulsifier, emulsoid, film, frame, microfilm, monochromatic film, motion-picture film, negative, orthochromatic film, pack, panchromatic film, photographic paper, plate, printing paper, roll, sound film, sound track, sound-on-film, soundstripe, tripack, vehicle