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chaotropic

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

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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