organophilic

adjective
or·​gano·​phil·​ic | \ ¦ȯ(r)gənō¦filik, ȯ(r)¦ganə¦- \
variants: or less commonly organophile \ ˈ⸗⸗⸗ˌfīl , ⸗ˈ⸗⸗-​ \

Definition of organophilic

: of, relating to, or having a strong affinity for organic compounds used especially of colloids that swell and form solvates in organic liquids commonly used as solvents — compare hydrophilic

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History and Etymology for organophilic

organ- + -philic or -phile

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“Organophilic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/organophilic. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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