lipophilic

adjective li·po·phil·ic \ ˌlī-pə-ˈfi-lik , ˌli- \
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

Definition of lipophilic

:having an affinity for lipids (such as fats)
  • a lipophilic metabolite

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First Known Use of lipophilic

1939


Medical Dictionary

lipophilic

adjective li·po·phil·ic \ ˌlip-ə-ˈfil-ik , ˌlīp- \

medical Definition of lipophilic

:having an affinity for lipids (as fats)
  • a lipophilic metabolite
— compare hydrophilic, lyophilic, oleophilic

lipophilicity

play \-fi-ˈlis-ət-ē\ noun plural -ties

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