(Of liquids) forming a homogeneous mixture when added together: sorbitol is miscible with glycerol
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- It is freely miscible with ethanol, diethylether, acetone, and acetic acid (ethanoic acid).
- Alcohols and ethers with higher molecular weights are not miscible in water, however, because the water molecules can not completely surround those molecules.
- However, ordinary ethanol - the 95% ethanol-water azeotrope - is unsuitable for this use as the water interferes with the gasoline combustion and prevents the ethanol from being miscible with the gasoline.
late 16th century: from medieval Latin miscibilis, from Latin miscere 'to mix'.
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- Second, flavonoid molecules typically have poor miscibility with oils and other lipids, severely limiting their ability to pass across the lipid-rich outer membranes of the enterocytes of the small intestine.
- A practical limiting factor in forming more tightly crosslinked structures is the miscibility between the rose bengal amine and collagen.
- The presence of two hydroxyl groups permits the formation of hydrogen with water, thereby favoring miscibility with the latter.