Definición de hydrophobic en inglés:

hydrophobic

Saltos de línea: hydro|pho¦bic
Pronunciación: /hʌɪdrə(ʊ)ˈfəʊbɪk
 
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adjetivo

1Tending to repel or fail to mix with water. The opposite of hydrophilic.
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The polyurethane foam does not hold moisture and is hydrophobic (water repelling).
  • This part of the molecule is called hydrophobic, meaning water-hating.
  • With this kind of dual nature, the hydrophilic part will face the water and the hydrophobic part will exclude water.
2Of or suffering from hydrophobia.

Derivativos

hydrophobicity

sustantivo
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The amount of dimer that exists in organic solvents often increases with increasing solvent hydrophobicity (decreasing dielectric).
  • This is a significant drawback because the dependency of intermembrane transfer on lipid hydrophobicity is a very useful criterion when assessing the mechanism of transfer.
  • The researchers found that beta-peptides showed similar trends, with decreases in hydrophobicity leading to greater selectivity for bacterial cells.

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