(Of a colloid) readily dispersed by a solvent and not easily precipitated.
- Association colloids are formed in solutions of molecules that include both lyophilic and lyophobic regions.
- An example of a lyophilic colloid is the gelatin sol.
- A surface active molecule consists of a lyophobic and a lyophilic group.
Early 20th century: from Greek luein 'loosen, dissolve' + philos 'loving'.
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