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Characterized by strong attraction between the colloid medium and the dispersion medium of a colloidal system.


(Chemistry) chem (of a colloid) having a dispersed phase with a high affinity for the continuous phase: a lyophilic sol. Compare lyophobic


(ˌlaɪ əˈfɪl ɪk)

also ly•o•phile

(ˈlaɪ əˌfaɪl)

noting a colloid the particles of which have a strong affinity for the liquid in which they are dispersed.
[1910–15; < Greek ly(ein) to loosen, dissolve]
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