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lyophilic

 [li″o-fil´ik]
having an affinity for, or stable in, solution.

ly·o·phil·ic

(lī'ō-fil'ik),
1. In colloid chemistry, denoting a dispersed phase having a pronounced affinity for the dispersion medium; when the dispersed phase is lyophilic, the colloid is usually a reversible one.
2. Denoting a preference for the solvent.
Synonym(s): lyotropic
[lyo- + G. phileō, to love]

lyophilic

/lyo·phil·ic/ (li″o-fil´ik) having an affinity for, or stable in, solution.

lyophilic

[lī′ōfil′ik]
Etymology: Gk, lyein, to dissolve, philein, to love
pertaining to substances having an affinity for stability, in solution. Lyophilic substances are used to stabilize colloids.

ly·o·phil·ic

(lī'ō-fil'ik)
colloid chemistry Denoting a dispersed phase having a pronounced affinity for the dispersion medium; when the dispersed phase is lyophilic, the colloid is usually a reversible one.
Synonym(s): lyotropic.
[lyo- + G. phileō, to love]

lyophilic

1. Readily dissolving.
2. Of a colloid, quickly dispersing because of an affinity between the dispersed particles and the dispersing medium.

lyophilic

having an affinity for, or stable in, solution.
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The lyophilic domain of the solution can interact with the stratum corneum.
Colloids may be divided into two major classes: the type that readily goes into solution is called a lyophilic (solvent-loving) colloid (hydrophilic if the dispersion medium is water), and the type prepared from sparingly soluble substances is called a lyophobic (solvent-hating, hydrophobic in the case of water) colloid.
A gel is a semi-rigid mass of a lyophilic sol in which all the dispersion medium has penetrated into the sol particles.