lyophilic

lyophilic

[lahy-uh-fil-ik]
adjective Physical Chemistry.
noting a colloid the particles of which have a strong affinity for the liquid in which they are dispersed.
Also, lyophile [lahy-uh-fahyl] .


Origin:
1910–15; lyo- (combining form representing Greek lýein to loose, dissolve, set free; see -o-) + -philic

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lyophilic (ˌlaɪəʊˈfɪlɪk)
 
adj
chem Compare lyophobic (of a colloid) having a dispersed phase with a high affinity for the continuous phase: a lyophilic sol

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lyophilic ly·o·phil·ic (lī'ə-fĭl'ĭk)
adj.
Characterized by strong attraction between the colloid medium and the dispersion medium of a colloidal system.

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