hydrophilic

tending to absorb water.

Hydrophilic

Describes the molecule or group of atoms having, usually because of hydrogen bonding, a strong affinity for water i.e. water attracting.

hydrophilic

Type: Term Pronunciation: hī′drō-fil′ik Definitions: 1. Denoting the property of attracting or associating with water molecules, possessed by polar radicals or ions, as opposed to hydrophobic (2). 2. Tending to dissolve in water. 3. Polar. Synonyms: hydrophilous
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hydrophilic

water loving. Hydrophilic compounds dissolve easily in water, and are usually polar.
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Hydrophilic

From the greek words for water (something like hydro) and love (something like philos). A hydrophilic compound is one that 'loves' water and easily dissolves in it. Having lots of potential for hydrogen bonding or having a charge will make a compound hydrophilic. Most inorganic salts and some organic molecules including ethanol and diethyl ether ar...
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Hydrophilic

Having a strong affinity for water.
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hydrophilic

[adj] - (chemistry) having a strong affinity for water
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Hydrophilic

Describing a substance that ‘likes` water, i.e., it does not repel water, but will absorb it.
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Hydrophilic

A polar molecule or group that can form strong hydrogen bonds with water. See also: Hydrogen, Water.
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hydrophilic

Water loving. The capacity of a molecular entity or of a substituent to interact with polar solvents, in particular with water, or with other polar groups.
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hydrophilic

hydrophilicity; hydrophilic group. A polar molecule or group that can form strong hydrogen bonds with water.
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hydrophilic

Hydrophilic is having a strong tendency to bind or absorb water, which results in swelling and formation of reversible gels. This property is characteristic of carbohydrate.
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hydrophilic

Having an affinity for water. Contrast with hydrophobic.
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hydrophilic

<chemistry> Readily absorbing moisture, hygroscopic, having strongly polar groups that readily interact with water. ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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hydrophilic

adjective having a strong affinity for water; tending to dissolve in, mix with, or be wetted by water
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hydrophilic

(hi″dro-fil´ik) readily absorbing moisture; hygroscopic; having strongly polar groups that readily interact with water.
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hydrophilic

readily absorbing moisture; hygroscopic; having strongly polar groups that readily interact with water.
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hydrophilic

hydrophilic In chemistry, having an affinity for, attracting, adsorbing, or absorbing water.
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Hydrophilic

An affinity for water.
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hydrophilic

Having an affinity for water. Contrast with hydrophobic
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hydrophilic

Used to describe the wicking characteristics of fabrics.
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Hydrophilic

Compounds with an affinity for water.
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hydrophilic

Having an affinity for water.
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HYDROPHILIC

Having the property of attracting or absorbing water molecules.
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hydrophilic

(hi;druo-fil;ik) Denoting a substance that readily absorbs water; literally, "water loving."
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