from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to a molecule having a polar, water-soluble group attached to a nonpolar, water-insoluble hydrocarbon chain.
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- adj. Being a detergent: having both hydrophilic and hydrophobic (or lipophilic) groups.
- adj. Having one surface consisting of hydrophilic amino acids and the opposite surface consisting of hydrophobic (or lipophilic) ones.
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