Definition of chaotropic in English:

chaotropic

adjective

Biochemistry
  • Designating a molecule or substance that disrupts hydrogen bonds, especially with the effect of disordering the structure of proteins and membranes.

Origin

1960s. From chaos + -tropic.

Pronunciation

chaotropic

/ˌkeɪəˈtrəʊpɪk//ˌkeɪəˈtrɒpɪk/