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- adj. describing a molecule, such as a detergent, which has both hydrophobic and hydrophilic groups.
- adj. often refers to the surface(s) on a protein, particularly an alpha helix, where one surface of the alpha helix has hydrophilic amino acids and the opposite face has hydrophobic (or lipophilic) amino acids.
amphi- + -pathic (Wiktionary)