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.

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
  1. chem having an affinity for lipids
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