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hydrophilic

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adjective hy·dro·phil·ic \-ˈfil-ik\

Medical Definition of hydrophilic

  1. :  of, relating to, or having a strong affinity for water <hydrophilic colloids swell in water and are relatively stable> <soft contact lenses are made of hydrophilic plastic, which absorbs water>—compare lipophilic, lyophilic, oleophilic

  2. hy·dro·phi·lic·i·ty \-fi-ˈlis-ət-ē\play noun, plural hy·dro·phi·lic·i·ties




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hydrophilic

noun hy·dro·phil·ic

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