lyocratic

lyocratic

[lahy-uh-krat-ik]
adjective Physical Chemistry.
noting a colloid owing its stability to the affinity of its particles for the liquid in which they are dispersed.
Compare electrocratic.


Origin:
lyo- (see lyophilic) + -cratic

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