There are 2 definitions of Tween in English:

Tween

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Pronunciation: /twiːn
 
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noun

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  • Any of a class of compounds used especially as emulsifiers and surfactants. They are derivatives of fatty acid esters of sorbitan.
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    • Genomic DNA from each mutant colony was extracted using a Tween - 20 / proteinase K digestion mixture.
    • We have studied the effect of the detergent Tween 20 on transient pores and the line tension in DOPC bilayers.
    • Similar results for the SOS Chromotest were obtained with various non-ionic surfactants, such as Tween 20 and 80, Triton X - 305 and Tyloxapol.

Origin

1940s: of unknown origin.

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There are 2 definitions of Tween in English:

tween

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Pronunciation: /twiːn
 
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(also tweenie)

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