organophilic

adjective

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

Etymology

organ- + -philic or -phile

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“Organophilic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/organophilic. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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