polysorbate pol·y·sor·bate (pŏl'ē-sôr'bāt')
Any of a class of emulsifiers used in some pharmaceuticals.
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|polysorbate (pŏl'ē-sôr'bāt') Pronunciation Key
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.