- noting a colloid the particles of which have a strong affinity for the liquid in which they are dispersed.
Also ly·o·phile [lahy-uh-fahyl] /ˈlaɪ əˌfaɪl/.
Origin of lyophilic
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- chem (of a colloid) having a dispersed phase with a high affinity for the continuous phasea lyophilic sol Compare lyophobic
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- Characterized by strong attraction between the colloid medium and the dispersion medium of a colloidal system.
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