Definitions

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  • n. Any lipophilic substance.

Etymologies

lipo- + -phile (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Olive oil was used as a base for making perfumes and such because it has the tendency to stay on the human skin for quite some time because it is fat soluble, lipophile as the ancients would say.

    Olives and People, Past and Present

  • L'Umuhengeri possde un spectre antimicrobien plus faible soit, mais vue sa structure chimique, il pourrait en plus agir au niveau de la balance lipophile, facteur reconnu actuellement comme dterminant pour l'activit des molcules chimiques contre les bactries G-et G (18).

    Chapter 7

  • Umuhengeri has a weaker antibacterial spectrum but according to its chemical structure, it could be more active at the level of lipophile balance, a factor presently recognised as determining the activity of chemical molecules against gram negative and gram positive bacteria.

    Chapter 12

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