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lipophilic

[ lip-uh-fil-ik, lahy-puh- ]
/ ˌlɪp əˈfɪl ɪk, ˌlaɪ pə- /
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adjective Physical Chemistry.
having a strong affinity for lipids.
promoting the dissolvability or absorbability of lipids.
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Origin of lipophilic

First recorded in 1945–50; lipo-1 + -philic
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British Dictionary definitions for lipophilic

lipophilic

lipotropic (ˌlɪpəʊˈtrɒpɪk, ˌlaɪ-)

/ (ˌlɪpəʊˈfɪlɪk) /

adjective
chem having an affinity for lipids
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