Medical Dictionary

chaotropic

play play
adjective chao·tro·pic \ˌkā-ə-ˈtrōp-ik, -ˈträp-\

Medical Definition of chaotropic

  1. :  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


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up chaotropic? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!