amphipathic

adjective
am·​phi·​path·​ic | \ ˌam(p)-fə-ˈpa-thik How to pronounce amphipathic (audio) \

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Examples of amphipathic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Their trick boils down to a couple of things: The sequences are relatively short, positively charged, and amphipathic (not too water-repelling or oil-repelling). Max G. Levy, Wired, 30 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of amphipathic

1936, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for amphipathic

amphi- + -pathic

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The first known use of amphipathic was in 1936

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“Amphipathic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amphipathic. Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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amphipathic

adjective
am·​phi·​path·​ic | \ ˌam-fə-ˈpath-ik How to pronounce amphipathic (audio) \

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Other Words from amphipathic

amphipath \ ˈam-​fə-​ˌpath How to pronounce amphipathic (audio) \ noun

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