lyotropic

lyotropic

[lahy-uh-trop-ik, -troh-pik]
adjective Physical Chemistry.
noting any series of ions, salts, or radicals arranged in descending order relative to the magnitude of their effect on a given solvent.

Origin:
1920–25; lyo- (see lyophilic) + -tropic

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lyotropic ly·o·trop·ic (lī'ə-trŏp'ĭk, -trō'pĭk)
adj.
Lyophilic.

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