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 (lĭp′ə-fĭl′ĭk, lī′pə-)
Having an affinity for, tending to combine with, or capable of dissolving in lipids.


(ˌlɪpəʊˈfɪlɪk) or


(Biochemistry) chem having an affinity for lipids


(ˌlɪp əˈfɪl ɪk, ˌlaɪ pə)

1. having a strong affinity for lipids.
2. promoting the dissolvability or absorbability of lipids.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.lipophilic - having an affinity for lipids
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
oleophilic - having a strong affinity for oils rather than water
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Emulsion-based delivery systems are needed to encapsulate, protect and deliver lipophilic bioactive components in foods and other products.
Kloucek said that plant essential oils are lipophilic, i.e.
Vitamin E and CoQ10 were the only known lipophilic antioxidants present in SSL.
It is comprised of, by weight, 20-60% water; 3-20% of an oil phase comprised of hydrophobic oil that is liquid at 25[degrees]C and, optionally, dissolved lipophilic materials; and 20-60% of an emulsifier mixture that contains one emulsifier from the group consisting of ethoxylated castor oils and ethoxylated hydrogenated castor oils and a second emulsifier with an NRU50 value greater than 110 E [micro]g/ml.
Ubisol-Aqua provides a platform for solubilizing omega 3 fatty acids and other water-insoluble lipophilic compounds for foods, beverages, nutritional supplements, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.
The result is a highly lipophilic delivery vehicle for CoQ10 that offers a threefold increase in bioavailability when compared with pure CoQ10.