Hofmeister series

noun
Hof·​meis·​ter series | \ ˈhȯf-ˌmī-stər- How to pronounce Hofmeister series (audio) \

Medical Definition of Hofmeister series

: an arrangement of salts, anions, or cations in descending order of their effect upon a physical phenomenon (as the swelling of gelatin)

called also lyotropic series

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