lyotropic

[ lahy-uh-trop-ik, -troh-pik ]
/ ˌlaɪ əˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk /

adjective Physical Chemistry.

noting any series of ions, salts, or radicals arranged in descending order relative to the magnitude of their effect on a given solvent.

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Origin of lyotropic

1920–25; lyo- (see lyophilic) + -tropic
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Medical definitions for lyotropic

lyotropic
[ lī′ə-trŏpĭk, -trōpĭk ]

adj.

Lyophilic.
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