2. [syn: emulsion, photographic emulsion]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Emulsion \E*mul"sion\, n. [From L. emulgere, emulsum: cf. F.
['e]mulsion. See Emulge.]
Any liquid preparation of a color and consistency resembling
(a) In pharmacy, an extract of seeds, or a mixture of oil and
water united by a mucilaginous substance.
(b) In photography, a liquid preparation of collodion holding
salt of silver, used in the photographic process.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: (chemistry) a colloid in which both phases are liquids; "an
2: a light-sensitive coating on paper or film; consists of fine
grains of silver bromide suspended in a gelatin [syn:
emulsion, photographic emulsion]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
33 Moby Thesaurus words for "emulsion":
backing, bibliofilm, bipack, black-and-white film, cartridge,
colloid, colloider, color film, color negative film, dope,
dry plate, emulsification, emulsifier, emulsoid, film, frame,
microfilm, monochromatic film, motion-picture film, negative,
orthochromatic film, pack, panchromatic film, photographic paper,
plate, printing paper, roll, sound film, sound track,
sound-on-film, soundstripe, tripack, vehicle