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hydrophilic

 [hi″dro-fil´ik]
readily absorbing moisture; hygroscopic; having strongly polar groups that readily interact with water.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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).
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

hydrophilic

having an affinity for water.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

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).
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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