amphiphilic

adjective
am·​phi·​phil·​ic | \ -ˈfi-lik How to pronounce amphiphilic (audio) \

Definition of amphiphilic

: of, relating to, or being a compound (such 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

Other Words from amphiphilic

amphiphile \ ˈam(p)-​fə-​ˌfīl How to pronounce amphiphile (audio) \ noun

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1948, in the meaning defined above

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amphiphilic

adjective
am·​phi·​phil·​ic | \ ˌam-fə-ˈfil-ik How to pronounce amphiphilic (audio) \

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

Other Words from amphiphilic

amphiphile \ ˈam-​fə-​ˌfīl How to pronounce amphiphile (audio) \ noun

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