polysorbate

[ pol-ee-sawr-beyt, -bit ]
/ ˌpɒl iˈsɔr beɪt, -bɪt /

noun

any of a class of emulsifying and dispersing agents used in various foods and pharmaceutical preparations.

Nearby words

  1. polysomia,
  2. polysomic,
  3. polysomnogram,
  4. polysomnography,
  5. polysomy,
  6. polyspermia,
  7. polyspermy,
  8. polystichia,
  9. polystichous,
  10. polystyle

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Medicine definitions for polysorbate

polysorbate

[ pŏl′ē-sôrbāt′ ]

n.

Any of a class of emulsifiers used in some pharmaceuticals.

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Science definitions for polysorbate

polysorbate

[ pŏl′ē-sôrbāt′ ]

Any of a class of emulsifiers used in food preparation and in some pharmaceuticals. Polysorbates are fatty acid esters with short polyethylene chains branching out from a central ring.
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