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Emulsion A suspension of globules or fine droplets of one liquid in another. Can also include the suspension of solids such as resins and waxes in liquids.
Emulsion System consisting of two incompletely miscible liquids, one being dispersed as finite globules in the other. A small amount of a third substance may render the dispersion stable. The liquid broken up into globules is the dispersed (discontinuous) phase; the surrounding liquid is the external (continuous) phase. Emulsion can also consist of gas in liquid (foams) or solids in liquids, such as liquid crystals.