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hydrophilia

hydrophilia in Medicine

hydrophilia hy·dro·phil·i·a (hī'drə-fĭl'ē-ə)
n.

  1. A tendency of the blood and tissues to absorb fluid.

  2. The ability to combine with or attract water.

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