Definition of Oleophilic
1. Adjective. Having a strong affinity for oils rather than water.
Similar to: Lipophilic, Lipotropic
Lexicographical Neighbors of Oleophilic
Literary usage of Oleophilic
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
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+. ..."