One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Having a tendency to mix with, dissolve in, or be wetted by water.The opposite of hydrophobic
- ‘The presence of a hydrophilic solvent such as water is needed to maintain a discoidal lipid/protein structure.’
- ‘Since the phosphate group is water soluble, this part of the molecule tends to be hydrophilic.’
- ‘However, scientists argue about whether hydrophobic or hydrophilic interactions are dominant.’
- ‘It is atomically flat, hydrophilic, and, in water, negatively charged.’
- ‘This phenomenon may be explained by the fact that ethanol molecules have a hydrophilic tail.’
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