poly sorbate


[pol-ee-sawr-beyt, -bit]
any of a class of emulsifying and dispersing agents used in various foods and pharmaceutical preparations.
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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.
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