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lyophilic

[lahy-uh-fil-ik] /ˌlaɪ əˈfɪl ɪk/
adjective, Physical Chemistry
1.
noting a colloid the particles of which have a strong affinity for the liquid in which they are dispersed.
Also, lyophile
[lahy-uh-fahyl] /ˈlaɪ əˌfaɪl/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1910-1915
1910-15; lyo- (combining form representing Greek lýein to loose, dissolve, set free; see -o-) + -philic
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British Dictionary definitions for lyophilic

lyophilic

/ˌlaɪəʊˈfɪlɪk/
adjective
1.
(chem) (of a colloid) having a dispersed phase with a high affinity for the continuous phase: a lyophilic sol Compare lyophobic
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lyophilic in Medicine

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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