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Related to lyophilic: Lyophilic and Lyophobic Colloids
Characterized by strong attraction between the colloid medium and the dispersion medium of a colloidal system.
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(Chemistry) chem (of a colloid) having a dispersed phase with a high affinity for the continuous phase: a lyophilic sol. Compare lyophobic
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ly•o•phil•ic(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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