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Pronunciation: e-mul'shun

Definition: A system containing two immiscible liquids in which one is dispersed, in the form of small globules (internal phase), throughout the other (external phase) (oil in water [milk] or water in oil [mayonnaise]).

[Mod. L. fr. e-mulgeo, pp. -mulsus, to milk or drain out]

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