emulsifying wax

emulsifying wax
[NF] a waxy solid prepared from cetostearyl alcohol, containing a polyoxyethylene derivative of a fatty acid ester of sorbitan; used as an emulsifying and stiffening agent in pharmaceutical preparations.

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