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polysorbate

[pol-ee-sawr-beyt, -bit] /ˌpɒl iˈsɔr beɪt, -bɪt/
noun
1.
any of a class of emulsifying and dispersing agents used in various foods and pharmaceutical preparations.
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polysorbate in Medicine

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

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polysorbate in Science
polysorbate
  (pŏl'ē-sôr'bāt')   
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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