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lipophilic

[ lip-uh-fil-ik, lahy-puh- ]

adjective

, Physical Chemistry.
  1. having a strong affinity for lipids.
  2. promoting the dissolvability or absorbability of lipids.


lipophilic

/ ˌlɪpəʊˈtrɒpɪk; ˌlɪpəʊˈfɪlɪk; ˌlaɪ- /

adjective

  1. chem having an affinity for lipids


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Word History and Origins

Origin of lipophilic1

First recorded in 1945–50; lipo- 1 + -philic

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