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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

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