lyophilic

[ lahy-uh-fil-ik ]

adjectivePhysical Chemistry.
  1. noting a colloid the particles of which have a strong affinity for the liquid in which they are dispersed.

Origin of lyophilic

1
1910–15; lyo- (combining form representing Greek lýein to loose, dissolve, set free; see -o-) + -philic
  • Also ly·o·phile [lahy-uh-fahyl]. /ˈlaɪ əˌfaɪl/.

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British Dictionary definitions for lyophilic

lyophilic

/ (ˌlaɪəʊˈfɪlɪk) /


adjective
  1. chem (of a colloid) having a dispersed phase with a high affinity for the continuous phase: a lyophilic sol Compare lyophobic

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