chao·​tro·​pic ˌkā-ə-ˈtrōp-ik How to pronounce chaotropic (audio) -ˈträp- How to pronounce chaotropic (audio)
: disrupting the structure of water, macromolecules, or a living system so as to promote activities (as change in protein conformation in solution or migration through a chromatographic medium) inhibited by such structure

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“Chaotropic.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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