chaotropic

adjective
chao·​tro·​pic | \ ˌkā-ə-ˈtrōp-ik How to pronounce chaotropic (audio) , -ˈträp- How to pronounce chaotropic (audio) \

Medical Definition of chaotropic

: 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.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/chaotropic. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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