lyophilic

adjective

lyo·​phil·​ic ˌlī-ə-ˈfi-lik How to pronounce lyophilic (audio)
: marked by strong affinity between a dispersed phase and the liquid in which it is dispersed
a lyophilic colloid

Word History

First Known Use

1911, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lyophilic was in 1911

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“Lyophilic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lyophilic. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

Medical Definition

lyophilic

adjective
lyo·​phil·​ic ˌlī-ə-ˈfil-ik How to pronounce lyophilic (audio)
: marked by strong affinity between a dispersed phase and the liquid in which it is dispersed
a lyophilic colloid
compare lyophobic, hydrophilic, lipophilic, oleophilic
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