lyophilic

adjective
lyo·​phil·​ic | \ ˌlī-ə-ˈfi-lik How to pronounce lyophilic (audio) \

Definition of lyophilic

: marked by strong affinity between a dispersed phase and the liquid in which it is dispersed a lyophilic colloid

First Known Use of lyophilic

1911, in the meaning defined above

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“Lyophilic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lyophilic. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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lyophilic

adjective
lyo·​phil·​ic | \ ˌlī-ə-ˈfil-ik How to pronounce lyophilic (audio) \

Medical Definition of lyophilic

: 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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