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sur·face-ac·tive

(sŭr'făs-ak'tiv),
Indicating the property of certain agents of altering the physicochemical nature of surfaces and interfaces, bringing about lowering of interfacial tension; they usually possess both lipophilic and hydrophilic groups.
See also: surfactant.

sur·face-ac·tive

(sŭr'făs-ak'tiv)
Indicating the property of certain agents of altering the physicochemical nature of surfaces and interfaces, bringing about lowering of interfacial tension; they usually possess both lipophilic and hydrophilic groups.
See also: surfactant
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