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Term:
Parent Terms Term With Siblings Child Terms
emulsifier +     
diisopropanolamine 
food emulsifier +   
surfactant +   
A substance which lowers the surface tension of the medium in which it is dissolved, and/or the interfacial tension with other phases, and, accordingly, is positively adsorbed at the liquid/vapour and/or at other interfaces.

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Related Synonyms: surface active agent ;   surfactants

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