- noting a colloid the particles of which have little or no affinity for the liquid in which they are dispersed.
Origin of lyophobic
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- chem (of a colloid) having a dispersed phase with little or no affinity for the continuous phasea lyophobic sol Compare lyophilic
- Characterized by a lack of attraction between the colloid medium and the dispersion medium of a colloidal system.
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