lyophilic
adjective Date: 1911 marked by strong affinity between a dispersed phase and the liquid in which it is dispersed <
a lyophilic colloid
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  • lyophilic — [lī΄ōfīl΄lī΄ō fil′ik] adj. [lyo < Gr lyein, to loose (see LOSE) + PHIL + IC] having a strong affinity for, and stabilized by, the liquid dispersing medium: said of a colloidal material: also lyophile [lī΄ōfīl΄] …   English World dictionary

  • lyophilic — 1. In colloid chemistry, denoting a dispersed phase having a pronounced affinity for the dispersion medium; when the dispersed phase is l., the colloid is usually a reversible one. 2. Denoting a preference for the solvent. SYN: lyotropi …   Medical dictionary

  • lyophilic — Characteristic of a material that readily forms a colloidal suspension. Molecules of the solvent form a shell around the particles; if the solvent is water then hydrophilic …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • lyophilic — /luy euh fil ik/, adj. Physical Chem. noting a colloid the particles of which have a strong affinity for the liquid in which they are dispersed. Also, lyophile /luy euh fuyl /. [1910 15; lyo (comb. form repr. Gk lýein to loose, dissolve, set… …   Universalium

  • lyophilic — adjective Having an affinity for the dispersion medium and thus not easily precipitated. Ant: lyophobic …   Wiktionary

  • lyophilic — adj. pertaining to an attraction between substances (Chemistry) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lyophilic — [ˌlʌɪə(ʊ) fɪlɪk] adjective Chemistry (of a colloid) readily dispersed by a solvent and not easily precipitated. Origin early 20th cent.: from Gk luein loosen, dissolve + philos loving …   English new terms dictionary

  • lyophilic — ly·o·phil·ic …   English syllables

  • lyophilic — ly•o•phil•ic [[t]ˌlaɪ əˈfɪl ɪk[/t]] also ly•o•phile [[t]ˈlaɪ əˌfaɪl[/t]] adj. chem. noting a colloid the particles of which have a strong affinity for the liquid in which they are dispersed • Etymology: 1910–15; < Gk ly(ein) to loosen,… …   From formal English to slang

  • lyophilic — /laɪəˈfɪlɪk/ (say luyuh filik) adjective (of a colloid) having dispersed particles with an affinity for the liquid in which they are dispersed …   Australian English dictionary

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