lipophilic

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

adjective Physical Chemistry.

having a strong affinity for lipids.
promoting the dissolvability or absorbability of lipids.

Nearby words

  1. lipophage,
  2. lipophagic,
  3. lipophagic granuloma,
  4. lipophagy,
  5. lipophil,
  6. lipoplast,
  7. lipopolysaccaride,
  8. lipopolysaccharide,
  9. lipoprotein,
  10. lipoprotein lipase

Origin of lipophilic

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

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British Dictionary definitions for lipophilic

lipophilic

lipotropic (ˌlɪpəʊˈtrɒpɪk, ˌlaɪ-)

adjective

chem having an affinity for lipids
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