[pol-ee-sawr-beyt, -bit] /ˌpɒl iˈsɔr beɪt, -bɪt/

any of a class of emulsifying and dispersing agents used in various foods and pharmaceutical preparations.

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