variants or less commonly organophile
: 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

Word History


organ- + -philic or -phile

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“Organophilic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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