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emulsifier

Pronunciation: e-mul'si-fi-er

Definition: An agent (gum arabic, yolk of an egg) used to make an emulsion of a fixed oil. Soaps, detergents, steroids, and proteins can act as emulsifiers; they stabilize two-phase systems of oil and aqueous phases.

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