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hydrophilic

 [hi″dro-fil´ik]
readily absorbing moisture; hygroscopic; having strongly polar groups that readily interact with water.

hy·dro·phil·ic

(hī'drō-fil'ik),
1. Denoting the property of attracting or associating with water molecules, possessed by polar radicals or ions, as opposed to hydrophobic (2).
2. Tending to dissolve in water.
3. Polar.
Synonym(s): hydrophilous

hydrophilic

/hy·dro·phil·ic/ (-fil´ik) readily absorbing moisture; hygroscopic; having strongly polar groups that readily interact with water.

hydrophilic

[-fil′ik]
Etymology: Gk, hydor + philein, to love
pertaining to the property of attracting or associating preferentially with water molecules, a quality possessed by polar radicals or ions. Compare hydrophobic.

hy·dro·phil·ic

(hī'drō-fil'ik)
Denoting the property of attracting or associating with water molecules, possessed by polar radicals or ions, as opposed to hydrophobic (2).

hydrophilic

having an affinity for water.

hydrophilic

molecules that attract water molecules and repel fat molecules

hy·dro·phil·ic

(hī'drō-fil'ik)
Denoting the property of attracting or associating with water molecules, possessed by polar radicals or ions, as opposed to hydrophobic (2).

hydrophilic (hī´drōfil´ik),

adj having an affinity for water. Opposite of lipophilic. See also ointment, hydrophilic.

hydrophilic

readily absorbing moisture; hygroscopic; having strongly polar groups that readily interact with water.
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