Definition of Partition coefficient

1. Noun. (chemistry) The ration of the equilibrium concentrations of a solute in two immiscible solvents ¹



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Medical Definition of Partition coefficient

1. Equilibrium constant for the partitioning of a molecule between hydrophobic (oil) and hydrophilic (water) phases. A measure of the affinity of the molecule for hydrophobic environments and thus, for example: a rough guide to the ease with which a molecule will cross the plasma membrane. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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