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lipophilic

[lip-uh-fil-ik, lahy-puh-] /ˌlɪp əˈfɪl ɪk, ˌlaɪ pə-/
adjective, Physical Chemistry
1.
having a strong affinity for lipids.
2.
promoting the dissolvability or absorbability of lipids.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; lipo-1 + -philic
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  • Once they'd narrowed their choices to a couple of dozen compounds, they tried to find those that were lipophilic--fat loving.
British Dictionary definitions for lipophilic

lipophilic

/ˌlɪpəʊˈfɪlɪk/
adjective
1.
(chem) having an affinity for lipids
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