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noun 
  1. a surface active agent, or wetting agent, capable of reducing the surface tension of a liquid; typically organic compounds having a hydrophilic "head" and a hydrophobic "tail"
  2. a lipoprotein in the tissues of the lung that reduces surface tension and permits more efficient gas transport
Translations: 
  • Italian: tensioattivo

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