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amphiphilic

[ am-fuh-fil-ik ]
/ ˌæm fəˈfɪl ɪk /
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adjective
Biochemistry. (of a molecule) having two different affinities, as a polar end that is attracted to water and a nonpolar end that is repelled by it:Phospholipids are amphiphilic molecules that are the structural foundation of essentially all cell membranes.
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Sometimes amphipathic .

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