having a strong affinity for water.
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How to use hydrophilic in a sentence
Because the coated nanolayers are more hydrophilic and porous, the water can be absorbed easily and increase the local relative humidity of the crystals and increase the probability of forming water droplets.Scientists advance cloud-seeding capabilities with nanotechnology | Jenn Webb | March 28, 2022 | MIT Technology Review
Cloth masks, however, are hydrophilic, which means when they absorb water when they come into contact with water it.
This 42 percent recycled-polyester shirt is knit with both hydrophobic and hydrophilic yarns, which lends slight wind resistance but also facilitates moisture transfer without getting soggy.
The trick is a deft blend of both hydrophobic and hydrophilic yarns in a knit structure that promotes airflow and keeps just the right amount of moisture against the skin.
These hydrophobic and hydrophilic amino acids determine how the protein folds and holds its shape.A Newfound Source of Cellular Order in the Chemistry of Life | Viviane Callier | January 7, 2021 | Quanta Magazine
British Dictionary definitions for hydrophilic
chem tending to dissolve in, mix with, or be wetted by water: a hydrophilic colloid Compare hydrophobic
- hydrophile, noun
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