[ lahy-uh-foh-bik, -fob-ik ]
/ ˌlaɪ əˈfoʊ bɪk, -ˈfɒb ɪk /

adjective Physical Chemistry.

noting a colloid the particles of which have little or no affinity for the liquid in which they are dispersed.

Origin of lyophobic

1910–15; lyo- (see lyophilic) + -phobic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for lyophobic


/ (ˌlaɪəʊˈfəʊbɪk) /


chem (of a colloid) having a dispersed phase with little or no affinity for the continuous phasea lyophobic sol Compare lyophilic
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Medicine definitions for lyophobic


[ lī′ə-fōbĭk ]


Characterized by a lack of attraction between the colloid medium and the dispersion medium of a colloidal system.
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