(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.Shak.
(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.]
(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
(||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