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amphipathic

[ am-fuh-path-ik ]
/ ˌæm fəˈpæθ ɪk /
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adjective Chemistry.
an uncommon variant of amphiphilic.
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Origin of amphipathic

First recorded in 1970–75; amphi- + -pathic
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British Dictionary definitions for amphipathic

amphipathic

amphipath (ˈæmfɪˌpæθ)

/ (ˌæmfɪˈpæθɪk) /

adjective
chem biochem of or relating to a molecule that possesses both hydrophobic and hydrophilic elements, such as are found in detergents, or phospholipids of biological membranes
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