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hydrophilic

adjective hy·dro·phil·ic \ˌhī-drə-ˈfi-lik\

Definition of HYDROPHILIC

:  of, relating to, or having a strong affinity for water <hydrophilic proteins>
hy·dro·phi·lic·i·ty \ˌhī-drə-fi-ˈli-sə-tē\ noun

Origin of HYDROPHILIC

New Latin hydrophilus, from Greek hydr- + -philos -philous
First Known Use: 1901

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