Definition of lyophobic in English:

lyophobic

adjective

Chemistry
  • (of a colloid) not lyophilic.

    • ‘In lyophobic colloids the particle-solvent interaction is energetically unfavorable and the suspension will sooner or later separate.’
    • ‘All of them thought that they were computing the stability of a lyophobic colloid with respect to coagulation.’
    • ‘When a polymer solution droplet is deposited on a lyophobic surface, the contact line is moved back to some degree and subsequently pinned.’

Pronunciation:

lyophobic

/ˌlīəˈfōbik/