lyophobic

[lahy-uh-foh-bik, -fob-ik]
adjective Physical Chemistry.
noting a colloid the particles of which have little or no affinity for the liquid in which they are dispersed.

Origin:
1910–15; lyo- (see lyophilic) + -phobic

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lyophobic (ˌlaɪəʊˈfəʊbɪk)
 
adj
chem Compare lyophilic (of a colloid) having a dispersed phase with little or no affinity for the continuous phase: a lyophobic sol

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lyophobic ly·o·pho·bic (lī'ə-fō'bĭk)
adj.
Characterized by a lack of attraction between the colloid medium and the dispersion medium of a colloidal system.

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Example sentences
Flow of liquid can cover such features before the gas can escape, especially if the solid surface is lyophobic.
They are molecules composed of two differing parts: a lyophobic tail and a lyophilic head.
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