Of a molecule, having both hydrophobic and hydrophilic regions. Can apply equally to small molecules, such as phospholipids, and macromolecules such as proteins.
<biochemistry> Of a molecule, having both hydrophobic and hydrophilic regions. Can apply equally to small molecules, such as phospholipids and macromolecules such as proteins. ... (18 Nov 1997) ... Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
amphipathic A reference to a molecule, having two different affinities, as a polar end that is attracted to water and a nonpolar end that is repelled by it.Found on http://www.wordinfo.info/words/index/info/view_unit/110/5
Type: Term Pronunciation: am′fē-path′ik Definitions: 1. Denoting a molecule, such as comprises detergents or wetting agents, which contains groups with characteristically different properties, both hydrophilic and hydrophobic properties. Synonyms: amphiphilic, amphiphobicFound on http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php?t=2985
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