Definition of Lipophilic

1. Adjective. Having an affinity for lipids.

Exact synonyms: Lipotropic
Category relationships: Chemical Science, Chemistry
Similar to: Oleophilic



Definition of Lipophilic

1. Adjective. Having the quality of dissolving in lipids ¹

2. Adjective. Typically have the quality of being composed of mostly nonpolar bonds ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lipophilic

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Lipophilic

1. Having an affinity for fat, pertaining to or characterised by lipophilia. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lipophilic

lipopenia
lipopenic
lipopeptide
lipopeptides
lipophage
lipophagia
lipophagia granulomatosis
lipophagic
lipophagic granuloma
lipophagic intestinal granulomatosis
lipophagy
lipophanerosis
lipophil
lipophile
lipophiles
lipophilic (current term)
lipophilicities
lipophilicity
lipophobia
lipophobic
lipophobicity
lipophore
lipophores
lipophorin
lipophosphodiesterase I
lipophosphodiesterase II
lipophosphoglycan
lipophosphoglycan Gal6-mannosylphosphoryltransferase
lipophylic
lipoplex

Literary usage of Lipophilic

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1. Oil Spill Dispersants: Efficacy And Effects by National Research Council (U. S.) (2005)
"Therefore, a predominantly lipophilic surfactant (with a HLB below 7) will favor water-in-oil emulsions (mousse) where oil forms the continuous phase with ..."

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