Definition of Oleophilic

1. Adjective. Having a strong affinity for oils rather than water.

Category relationships: Chemical Science, Chemistry
Similar to: Lipophilic, Lipotropic
Antonyms: Oleophobic



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Oleophilic

oleochemistry
oleocystidia
oleocystidium
oleogomenol
oleogranuloma
oleograph
oleographs
oleogum
oleoma
oleomargarine
oleomargarines
oleometer
oleometers
oleone
oleopalmitate
oleophilic (current term)
oleophobic
oleophobicity
oleoptene
oleoptenes
oleoresin
oleoresin capiscum
oleoresinous
oleoresins
oleos
oleosaccharum
oleosity
oleosome
oleostearate
oleosus

Literary usage of Oleophilic

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1. The Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation Program: Technology Profiles (1993)
"(oleophilic Amine-Coated Ceramic Chip) TECHNOLOGY DESCRIPTION: This ... The oleophilic chip is manufactured by grafting a hydro- phobic amine to a mineral ..."

2. Biotechnology in a Global Economy by DIANE Publishing Company (1992)
"The second type, a liquid oleophilic fertilizer, dissolved into the oil covering rock ... The results demonstrated mat certain components of the oleophilic ..."

3. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"... "unpoisoned" sites; and (2) the hydrophobic character of this layer resulting from the oleophilic character of the predominant counterion species Q+. ..."

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