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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.
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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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Both of our lead products, Zalviso and ARX-04 (a double-strength dose of sublingual sufentanil 30 mcg administered by a nurse) benefit from sufentanil's lipophilic nature," said Dr.
This means it is an aqueous extract that includes high levels of some of the water based nutrients from Allma's sun-grown chlorella-including essential amino acids, vitamin A, B vitamins, iron, calcium, chlorophyll, lutein and zeaxanthin-but none of the lipophilic oil-based nutrients such as omega-3 and 6.
Due to the lipophilic nature of curcumin, the sorption of this substance is very low in normal forms of eating such as powders, capsules and tablets.
There are two key areas that the polarity of the oil phase affects in the emulsion: stability and solubility of lipophilic crystalline materials.
Lifetime contaminant and hormonal profiles have been reconstructed for an individual male blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus, Linnaeus 1758) using the earplug as a natural aging matrix that is also capable of archiving and preserving lipophilic compounds.
DALVANCE is a second generation, semi-synthetic lipoglycopeptide, which includes a lipophilic side-chain added to an enhanced glycopeptide backbone.
Dr Jon Mason, Heptares' Head of Computational Chemistry will present "High End GPCR Design: Crafted Ligand Design and Druggability Analysis Using Protein Structure, Lipophilic Hotspots and Explicit Water Networks" at 2:05pm EDT on Wednesday 21 May.
The typically low systemic bioavailability of the lipophilic curcumin is attributed to its poor solubility in the aqueous phase of the digestive tract and its rapid metabolism and excretion from the body.
Having never taken organic chemistry, I didn't know and therefore didn't care that pelagic plastic has the peculiar propensity to adsorb hydrophobic, lipophilic, polysyllabic toxins such as dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (a.
Most antioxidants in fruits can be classified either as lipophilic (e.
Additionally, amitriptyline produces pharmacologically active metabolites and is highly lipophilic with a large volume of distribution.
In contrast, the lipophilic dichloromethane extracts of the roots, stems and leaves exhibited potent anti-inflammatory effects greater than or equal to 1 with minimal cytotoxicity to RAW264.