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hydrophobic

 [hi″dro-fo´bik]
1. repelling water; insoluble in water; not readily absorbing water.
2. rabid.

hy·dro·pho·bic

(hī'drō-fōbik'),
1. Relating to or suffering from hydrophobia.
2. Lacking an affinity for water molecules, as opposed to hydrophilic. Synonym(s): apolar (2)
3. Tending not to dissolve in water.
4. Nonpolar.

hydrophobic

/hy·dro·pho·bic/ (-fo´bik)
1. pertaining to hydrophobia (rabies).
2. not readily absorbing water, or being adversely affected by water.
3. lacking polar groups and therefore insoluble in water.

hydrophobic

(hī′drə-fō′bĭk)
adj.
1. Repelling, tending not to combine with, or incapable of dissolving in water.
2. Of or exhibiting hydrophobia.

hy′dro·pho·bic′i·ty (-bĭs′ĭ-tē) n.

hydrophobic

Etymology: Gk, hydor + phobos, fear
pertaining to the property of repelling or preferentially excluding water molecules, a quality possessed by nonpolar radicals or molecules that are more soluble in organic solvents than in water. Compare hydrophilic.

hy·dro·pho·bic

(hī'drō-fō'bik)
1. Relating to or suffering from hydrophobia.
2. Lacking an affinity for water molecules, as opposed to hydrophilic.

hydrophobic

having an aversion for water.

hy·dro·pho·bic

(hī'drō-fō'bik)
1. Relating to or suffering from rabies.
2. Lacking an affinity for water molecules.

hydrophobic

1. pertaining to hydrophobia (rabies).
2. repelling water; insoluble in water; not readily absorbing water.

hydrophobic interaction
interaction of nonpolar (un-ionizable) hydrocarbon molecules forced together because of stronger water-water interaction.
hydrophobic signal peptides
15 to 30 amino acids located at or near the N-terminus of a protein that always includes a hydrophobic core of at least eight nonpolar amino acids, found in proteins that are synthesized on membrane bound ribosomes and destined for export from the cell.