oleophilic

adjective
ole·o·phil·ic | \ ˌō-lē-ō-ˈfil-ik \

Medical Definition of oleophilic 

: having or relating to strong affinity for oils : hydrophobic sense 3 — compare hydrophilic, lipophilic, lyophilic

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