[lahy-uh-trop-ik, -troh-pik]
adjective Physical Chemistry.
  1. noting any series of ions, salts, or radicals arranged in descending order relative to the magnitude of their effect on a given solvent.

Origin of lyotropic

1920–25; lyo- (see lyophilic) + -tropic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

lyotropic in Medicine


[lī′ə-trŏpĭk, -trōpĭk]
  1. Lyophilic.
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