[ US /ˌhaɪdɹəˈfɪɫɪk/ ]
  1. having a strong affinity for water; tending to dissolve in, mix with, or be wetted by water
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How To Use hydrophilic In A Sentence

  • A hydrophilic ion which adsorbs effectively to the surface of the bilayer must necessarily shed its water.
  • With the hydrophobic portions of the molecules sequestered from and the hydrophilic surfaces exposed to solvent, there is little driving force for the soluble peptide oligomers to associate with membranes.
  • Emulsions are typically made up of a hydrophilic, aqueous portion and a hydrophobic, oil portion.
  • Witte et al. determined that subtoxic concentrations of membrane-damaging compounds enhanced the cytotoxicity of hydrophilic xenobiotics.
  • Sorption of lipophilic compounds to cuticular waxes was up to one order of magnitude lower than sorption to cuticular membranes while sorption of the hydrophilic compounds was not measurable.
  • In accordance, characterisation of the hydrophilicity demonstrated a shift toward lipophilicity of the BP7033Br ALK compound (Log P values of − 0.75 versus − 031, respectively). PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles
  • Possible couplings might be fluorinated groups with hydrocarbons, hydrophilic and hydrophobic moieties, siloxanes, and hydrocarbons, etc, and in the present case, chiral and achiral halves.
  • Consider a reversible gel in aqueous solvent with the polymers constituting the gel consisting of hydrophobic groups separated by hydrophilic spacers, as in the RG model.
  • Hydrophilic portions of the amphiphile are shown as dark shaded, hydrophobic portions are shown as light shaded, and solvent is shown as unshaded.
  • Many of these intermediate metabolites do not possess sufficient hydrophilicity to permit elimination from the body. Biotransformation
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