(Em"u*lous) a. [L. aemulus. See Emulate.]

1. Ambitiously desirous to equal or even to excel another; eager to emulate or vie with another; desirous of like excellence with another; — with of; as, emulous of another's example or virtues.

2. Vying with; rivaling; hence, contentious, envious. "Emulous Carthage." B. Jonson.

Emulous missions 'mongst the gods.

(Em"u*lous*ly), adv. In an emulous manner.

(Em"u*lous*ness), n. The quality of being emulous.

(E*mul"sic) a. Pertaining to, or produced from, emulsin; as, emulsic acid. Hoblyn.

(E*mul"si*fy) v. t. [Emulsion + -fy.] To convert into an emulsion; to form an emulsion; to reduce from an oily substance to a milky fluid in which the fat globules are in a very finely divided state, giving it the semblance of solution; as, the pancreatic juice emulsifies the oily part of food.

(E*mul"sin) n. [See Emulsion, Emulge.] (Chem.) (a) The white milky pulp or extract of bitter almonds. [R.] (b) An unorganized ferment (contained in this extract and in other vegetable juices), which effects the decomposition of certain glucosides.

(E*mul"sion) n. [From L. emulgere, emulsum: cf. F. émulsion. See Emulge.] Any liquid preparation of a color and consistency resembling milk; as: (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.

(E*mul"sive) a. [Cf. F. émulsif.]

1. Softening; milklike.

2. Yielding oil by expression; as, emulsive seeds.

3. Producing or yielding a milklike substance; as, emulsive acids.

(E*munc"to*ry) n.; pl. Emunctories [L. emunctorium a pair of snuffers, fr. emungere, emunctum, to blow the nose, hence, to wipe, cleanse; e out + mungere to blow the nose: cf. F. émonctoire, formerly spelled also émonctoire.] (Physiol.) Any organ or part of the body (as the kidneys, skin, etc.,) which serves to carry off excrementitious or waste matter.

(Em`us*ca"tion) n. [L. emuscare to clear from moss; e out + muscus moss.] A freeing from moss. [Obs.]

Emu wren
(E"mu wren`) (Zoöl.) A small wrenlike Australian bird having the tail feathers long and loosely barbed, like emu feathers.

(E"myd) n.; pl. E. Emyds E. Emyd [See Emydea.] (Zoöl.) A fresh-water tortoise of the family Emydidæ.

(||E*myd"e*a) n. pl. [NL., fr. Emys a genus of tortoises, L. emys a kind of fresh- water tortoise, Gr. .] (Zoöl.) A group of chelonians which comprises many species of fresh-water tortoises and terrapins.


1. [F. en-, L. in.] A prefix signifying in or into, used in many English words, chiefly those borrowed from the French. Some English words are written indifferently with en-or in-. For ease of pronunciation

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