Definition of Lyophobic
1. Adjective. (context: of a colloid) Having no affinity for the dispersion medium and thus easily precipitated. ¹
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Definition of Lyophobic
Medical Definition of Lyophobic
1. In colloid chemistry, denoting a dispersed phase having but slight affinity for the dispersion medium; when the dispersed phase is lyophobic, the colloid is usually an irreversible one. Origin: Lyo-+ G. Phobos, fear (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Lyophobic
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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1916)
"It has there been shown that such ideas can be successfully employed for the general treatment of the phenomena of lyophobic and lyo- ..."
2. Infection and Resistance: An Exposition of the Biological Phenomena by Hans Zinsser (1918)
"... one medium and lyophobic with respect to another. Furthermore, a very small change in the nature of the medium may cause the change from a ..."
3. Œdema and Nephritis: A Critical, Experimental and Clinical Study of the by Martin Fischer (1921)
"Liquid fat, for example, subdivided in water yields a lyophobic system, while solid sodium ... A lyophobic colloid results ..."
4. Soaps and Proteins: Their Colloid Chemistry in Theory and Practice by Martin Fischer, George D. McLaughlin, Marian Osgood Hooker (1921)
"... readily coagulable " " colloid suspensions " of NOTES or the hydrophobic or lyophobic colloids of PERRIN and FREUNDLICH. The correlation between the ..."
5. Microbiology: A Text-book of Microörganisms, General and Applied by Charles E. Marshall (1921)
"The former designate the disperse phase to be a solid and the dispersion means a liquid (lyophobic colloids); the latter designate the disperse phase to be ..."
6. A Handbook of Colloid-chemistry: The Recognition of Colloids, the Theory of by Carl Wilhelm Wolfgang Ostwald, Wolfgang Ostwald, Emil Hatschek (1919)
"... colloids than between the former and "lyophobic" systems therefore ... and "lyophobic colloids" have ..."
7. Nephritis: An Experimental and Critical Study of Its Nature, Cause and the by Martin Fischer (1912)
"... if water is the solvent, hydrophilic, the latter as lyophobic or Hydrophobie colloids (/. ... the lyophobic with the suspension colloids (or ..."