Definition of amphiphilic
: of, relating to, or being a compound (as a surfactant) consisting of molecules having a polar water-soluble group attached to a water-insoluble hydrocarbon chain; also : being a molecule of such a compound
amphiphileplay \ˈam(p)-fə-ˌfīl\ noun
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Medical Definition of amphiphilic
: of, relating to, consisting of, or being one or more molecules (as of a glycolipid or sphingolipid) in a biological membrane having a polar water-soluble terminal group attached to a water-insoluble hydrocarbon chain
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